Ottawa 0, Toronto 5; Binghamton 2, Portland 5

The organisation managed the trifecta tonight with all three teams losing.  The Senators didn’t show up for tonight’s contest against the Leafs (they had one scoring chance through the first thirty minutes) and deserved to lose tonight.  Players consistently took pointless, dumb penalties and the defensive coverage was lax.  Once again the blueline struggled with footspeed in the neutral and defensive zone and Craig Anderson couldn’t make a game-changing save.  Here’s the box score.  A look at the goals:
1. Toronto, Kessel
Carkner blocks the initial shot, but Kessel bangs in the rebound
2. Toronto, Phaneuf (pp)
Great one-timer
3. Toronto, Bozak
Nice pass through the seam catches Cowen and Gonchar flat-footed and Bozak scores on the mini-break
4. Toronto, Schenn
Alfredsson losses defensive position and Schenn beats Anderson with a simple wrist shot
5. Toronto, Franson (pp)
A great passing play through the box as the Sens can’t close down the passing lanes

There were no top-performers tonight, although Jim O’Brien and Kaspars Daugavins played hard.  The entire team struggled to the point where it’s difficult to single players out, but Zenon Konopka can’t keep taking dumb penalties.

Robin Lehner lost his first start since January 20th in a 5-2 decision.  Jack Downing and David Dziurzynski scored the goals.  Here’s the box score (once again there is no game summary from Joy Lindsay).

Elmira lost 2-1 in regulation, Brian Stewart taking the loss with Corey Cowick held pointless and Louie Caporusso not dressed.

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