-Ottawa lost 2-1 to Boston last night in a game I was unable to watch; Robin Lehner made 44 saves in the loss while Jim O’Brien scored the Sens only goal. Here’s the boxscore. All the reports I’ve read about the game indicate Lehner was as stellar as his save numbers indicate, but the team continues to struggle to score in the absence of its stars (and somehow Peter Regin was 0-10 in the faceoff circle, which seems neigh on impossible). Paul MacLean said:
We were, at times, chasing them. For a lot of the game, they might have controlled it, but we found a way to stay in it. The shot count guy might be a little rusty. I didn’t think the shots (against) were that overwhelming. But we got a point on the road in a tough building. I think (Lehner) had to make four or five big (saves) and that’s what we expected from him. He gave us great goaltending. Every game these (young) guys play in is something. These are great experiences that are going to make them better players.
–Jared Crozier waxes rhapsodically over Eric Gryba, but I can’t join him in moving him up so far on the blueline depth chart.
-Binghamton plays Hamilton (21-26-6) tonight; the Bulldogs are lead by Gabriel Dumont (30 points) and backstopped by Dustin Tokarski (20-10-4 2.38 .905). Mark Stone and Nathan Lawson are expected to return to the lineup.
-Sens prospect Mikael Wikstrand was nominated as the top junior player in the Allsvenskan, but lost to Caps prospect Filip Forsberg.
This article is written by Peter Levi (@eyeonthesens)
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