Ottawa 4, San Jose 1

Ottawa prevailed in a game that featured some ugly hits and brutal officiating (by Greg Kimmerly and Steve Kozari).  The Sens lost Kaspars Daugavins to a blocked shot, Zack Smith to an “inadvertent” head-shot from Brad Winchester, and for the second time in a week saw a deliberate knee on Jason SpezzaCraig Anderson was full value for the win and it was a solid debut for Mark Borowiecki.  Click here for the box score.  A look at the goals:
1. San Jose, Winchester
Butler doesn’t react to Konopka rotating down low leaving Winchester wide open in the slot
2. Turris (Gonchar, Alfredsson)
Gonchar slides the puck through a crowd and Turris buries the puck with Niemi over-committed the wrong way
3. Karlsson (Turris, Foligno)
Bangs home a one-timer in a two-on-one
4. Greening (Kuba, Spezza) (pp)
Beats Niemi short side
5. Greening (Spezza, Cowen)
Blows a shot by Niemi from a long way out

Top-performers:
Erik Karlsson – was strong defensively and gets the game-winning goal
Kyle Turris – good defensively, ties the game and assists on the winner
Filip Kuba – another strong night in his own zone and picked up an assist
Craig Anderson – some great saves and no bad goals

Players Who Struggled:
Bobby Butler – despite two forwards knocked out of the lineup he was AWOL the entire game
Chris Phillips – lead the blueline in turnovers once again

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  1. […] to get no love from the officiating crews (Greg Kimmerly and Brian Pochmara–we remember Kimmerly very well from his past performances) and unfortunately they affected the outcome of the game […]


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