-Ottawa lost 4-0 to the Leafs last night in a game in which the team lost its way and finished poorly. Ben Bishop took the loss and there were enough bad plays that no single player needs to be pointed too (although Chris Phillips was a team worst -3 and Mark Parisi deservedly takes him to task for it, you can’t win if you don’t score goals)–it was just an off night for the team (James Gordon singled out Jakob Silfverberg for his giveaway on the third goal, but Paul MacLean did not echo those sentiments). Here’s the boxscore. There were five shutouts last night, incidentally, as scoring continues to decline in the league.
-For those keeping track there were several fights in last night’s game, but it’s hard to keep the fighting theories on winning straight–presumably Matt Kassian needs to win them all for the butterfly effect to happen. Bruce Garrioch gave Kassian a thumbs-up for his play so apparently fighting is good whether the team (or the fighter) wins or not.
–Matt Weinstein writes about hockey in Binghamton and how the small market team survives in the AHL (due in part to government assistance).
This article is written by Peter Levi (@eyeonthesens)
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