Ottawa 4, Florida 0

Ottawa rolled over Florida 4-0 last night in a game they dominated through two periods on the strength of a pair of Kyle Turris goals.  The Sens gave the Panthers a chance to get back into it in the third, but Craig Anderson shut the door (he made 31 saves for the win) and Ottawa salted the game away with a pair of late goals.  Here’s the boxscore.

Game Notes
Chris Neil made it two games in a row in taking a dumb penalty
Chris Phillips lead the team in turnovers
Turris and Guillaume Latendresse lead the team in scoring chances; Latendresse and Wiercioch both made beautiful set-ups for Turris‘ goals
-it was a much better performance from Erik Karlsson despite not appearing on the score sheet
Craig Anderson had a strong game, but one of the best Panther chances was a turnover he made himself in the first
Jim O’Brien scored, but could have had two as he flubbed an open net chance in the first
Zack Smith destroyed Keaton Ellerby in the game’s only fight
Jakob Silfverberg looked relieved rather than excited when he scored his first NHL goal
-I have to credit Andre Benoit for a strong game; I thought the pace of the NHL might be too much for him, but so far, so good

The Goals
1. Turris (Wiercioch, Alfredsson) (pp)
Classic backdoor feed from Wiercioch
2. Turris (Latendresse, Benoit)
Fantastic pass from Latendresse for the Turris deflection
3. O’Brien (unassisted)
Jimmy made a bad outlet pass that was too far for Erik Condra, but the Panther defender baubled the puck and O’Brien was able to slap it through the wickets of Jose Theodore
4. Silfverberg (Spezza, Michalek)
Left by himself in front Silfverberg used the Panther defender as a screen and sent a perfect shot low off the post

It wasn’t a perfect game for the Sens, but it was a much stronger win than their victory of Winnipeg.

This article is written by Peter Levi (@eyeonthesens)

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2 Comments

  1. Nice to see a big win at home, Montreal and Toronto could take lessons on that front.

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