Ottawa 3, Boston 4

As much as some fans will want to blame the officials for tonight’s result (and it’s true Rob Martell, Dan O’Rourke and the linesmen put their whistles away), it was two bad goals given up by Craig Anderson and a dumb penalty taken by Nick Foligno that sealed the deal.  The Sens played well offensively, but got caught running around in their own zone at times.  Here is the box score.  A look at the goals:
1. Boston, Chara (pp)
Fires the puck home on a Lucic screen
2. Greening (Michalek, Spezza)
A great tip by Greening
3. Turris (Alfredsson)
A laser shot off a nice pass from Alfredsson
4. Karlsson (Neil, Kuba)
Karlsson keeps on a 2-on-1 and makes no mistake
5. Boston, Lucic
A bad line change leaves Lucic wide open in the slot
6. Boston, Marchand (pp)
Anderson inexplicably baubles the puck which is banged in by Marchand
7. Boston, Seidenberg
Beats Anderson from center ice (Anderson actually knocks it into his own net)

Top-performers (most of the forwards could appear here):
Daniel Alfredsson – clearly feeling great after the all-star game; tied for the team lead in scoring chances
Colin Greening – was strong in all three zones
Jared Cowen – despite a last-second miscue when the team was trying to tie the game he was a monster defensively

Players Who Struggled:
Matt Carkner – too many turnovers in his own zone
Erik Karlsson – lead the team in turnovers
Craig Anderson – made many incredible saves, but two bad goals sours the night

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