Ottawa 3, Florida 1

The Sens stretched their winning streak to three with a convincing win over the Florida Panthers.  Although the score was slightly closer than the previous victory Ottawa was more dominant and the Panthers had fewer chances (it was the best game of their season thus far).  The Sens were down 1-0 early, but tied the game before the end of the period and never looked back.  Here’s the boxscore.

Game Notes
Guillaume Latendresse continues to be snake bitten as he fumbled the puck on a glorious 2-on-1 with Milan Michalek and (failing to get a shot) and was then stymied on a penalty shot in the third period
-Twice in the second period Craig Anderson was bailed out by his defensemen on open net chances after an initial save (by Erik Karlsson and Chris Phillips, both of whom were the best defensively among the blueliners)
-It was not a great night for Colin Greening who failed to cash in on a great chance in the first period and then lead the team in turnovers (5)
Latendresse and Michalek lead the team in scoring chances with three each

The Goals
1. Florida, Fleischmann (pp)
Jim O’Brien gets lost defensively and Anderson can’t prevent the shot from going through him
2. Phillips (Methot, Smith)
Tail end of a powerplay Phillips one-timer deflects in off a Panther
3. Karlsson (unassisted)
Creates a turnover at the blueline and blows a wrist shot top-shelf, far side
4. Spezza (Michalek, Methot)
Empty-netter

This article is written by Peter Levi (@eyeonthesens)

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