Ottawa 2 New Jersey 1 (SO)

The Sens gutted out a shootout win in New Jersey this afternoon in a game that wasn’t particularly entertaining.  Until Daniel Alfredsson scored midway through the third it looked like it would be another frustrating day for the team which had good scoring chances but were unable to finish.  The Devils took the lead very early in the first, but were unable to solve Ben Bishop afterward; the Sens did a good job shutting down Jersey after the first period (17 of their 31 shots were in the opening frame).  Here’s the boxscore.

Game Notes
-the game opened with a puzzling blown call from the linesman that cut off a great chance for the Sens
-the Devils opening goal (Gionta) boils down to a missed assignment by Lundin
-speaking of Lundin, he had a great scoring chance in the slot (third period) but fired it into Brodeur‘s chest
Derek Grant has not shown he’s ready for NHL
-it was a strong game for Jakob Silfverberg who made a great pass to set up Alfredsson‘s goal and then sealed the win by scoring in the shootout (he also hit the post in the second)
-I’ve liked David Dziurzynski‘s game; I think he fits in the bottom of the lineup
Zack Smith can’t buy a goal; he had a pair of excellent chances in the game
-it was a great game for Ben Bishop who has returned to form after his opening blowout loss to Tampa

This article is written by Peter Levi (@eyeonthesens)

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