Senators News: March 22nd; Ottawa 1, Boston 2

-Ottawa lost a heartbreaker last night, dropping a 2-1 decision to the Bruins with the winning goal coming with just over a minute left in the game; Robin Lehner (27 saves) took the loss, while Kaspars Daugavins scored the only goal.  The Bruins apparently played a perfect game as officials Dennis LaRue and Paul Devorski did not put them a man down the entire game (LaRue has had issues before with Ottawa).  Here’s the boxscoreSergei Gonchar was hurt late in the game, but details remain sketchy over when he will return (it seems as if it will not be long).  I was not impressed with Mike Lundin‘s return to the lineup, but it is only one game.

Marc Methot is expected to play on Saturday.

-Any hopes the Sens had of signing college FA Andrej Sustr were dashed yesterday as he signed with Tampa.  The Lightning, incidentally, put Brian Lee on waivers today.  Lee is in the midst of an awful season.

-Binghamton plays Albany (27-22-11) tonight; the Devils are lead by Joe Whitney (41 points) and backstopped by Keith Kinkaid (18-13-5 2.64 .908).

-Here is the latest prospect update (for players with more than 10 games played I’ve indicated where they are in scoring; for blueliners they are compared to other defensemen on the team):

CHL
Cody Ceci (OHL Ottawa/Owen Sound) 69-19-45-64 (1st)
Matt Puempel (OHL Kitchener) 51-35-12-47 (3rd)
Stefan Noesen (OHL Plymouth) 51-25-28-53 (6th)
Jordan Fransoo (WHL Victoria) 67-8-14-22 (4th)
Jakub Culek (QMJHL Cape Breton) 9-4-3-7 (10th) (injured)
Jarrod Maidens (OHL Owen Sound) (injured)
Chris Driedger (WHL Calgary) 36-14-4 2.51 .915
Francois Brassard (QMJHL Quebec) 33-18-4 2.73 .909

Allsvenskan (Swe)
Mikael Wikstrand (Mora)  45-11-14-25 (1st) WJC 6-0-4-4 (1st)

KHL
Nikita Filatov (Salavat) 47-10-11-21 (6th)

NCAA
Ryan Dzingel (Ohio) – 39-15-22-37 (1st)
Max McCormick (Ohio) – 39-15-16-31 (3rd)
Jeff Costello (Notre Dame) – 30-9-18-27 (3rd)
Bryce Aneloski (Nebraska-Omaha) – 38-5-16-21 (2nd)
Michael Sdao (Princeton) – 31-8-7-15 (1st)
Tim Boyle (Union) – 15-0-2-2 (t-7th)

USHL
Robbie Baillargeon (Indiana/Omaha) – 55-18-23-41 (1st)

Sdao has already signed with the Sens and there’s no word (yet) of any of the other collegiate players leaving college early.  Regular seasons are completed in all leagues now so only the playoffs (for some) remain.

This article is written by Peter Levi (@eyeonthesens)

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