Ottawa 1 Montreal 2

Today’s Ottawa-Montreal was watched with the mute button firmly pressed–I didn’t want my ears assaulted by the lamentable Bob Cole.  The game itself was a decent one, albeit the Sens continue 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 with a bad no-goal call in the third period.  Here’s the boxscore.

Game Notes
-It was a great pass and a great shot by Patrick Wiercioch and Jakob Silfverberg for Ottawa’s first goal (a rebuttal to Adnan‘s invisible claim if nothing else)
Mark Borowiecki continues to struggle with decisions in his own end, abandoning the front of the net which allowed the Habs to tie the game
Peter Regin has completely lost his confidence (he was a team worst -2), as he choose to make a one-time pass rather than shot with a clear lane after Silfverberg served him up
Regin wasn’t the only one over passing, as several chances in front were botched by last ditch pass attempts (Jim O’Brien and Erik Condra come to mind)
-Unfortunately the only thing fans will be talking about in this game is the phantom call that negated the goal–I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: NHL officiating is awful–you just have to accept it and work through it because it’s not going to change

The Goals
1. Silfverberg (Wiercioch, Turris) (pp)
Fantastic pass from Wiercioch gives Silfverberg the breakaway and he makes no mistake
2. Montreal, Desharnais
Borowiecki leaves the front of the net no one covers for him, leaving Desharnais all alone to slide the puck under Anderson
3. Montreal, Cole
Anderson over commits to the cross ice feed and the deflected puck gives Cole a wide open net

This article is written by Peter Levi (@eyeonthesens)

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