Apres une longue journee de ski, c'etait super de voir les Senateurs gagner une partie. Tout le monde qui skiait a passe la fin de semaine a recuperer devant les parties de hockey...
Senators 7 - 2 Lightning
On Saturday the sens showed why some teams are starting to fear a playoff date with Ottawa. We've got a bona fide scorer in Dany Heatley, a goaltender that's scary-good when hot and secondary scoring on offense and defense to round it out. Joe Corvo picked up a couple points and showed how effective he can be as an offensive defenseman.
I'm starting to feel good about our chances in the playoffs - but I don't believe anyone in Ottawa has the same 'we're so damn talented' attitude, as was the case last year. I'm even starting to think that we have a chance of catching Buffalo - we're 5 points behind then with 6 games remaining... or am I just being overly-optimistic now?
In the Drive for Five-ty Heatley picked up two goals and now has 45 goals with 6 games to play. It looks like he's heating up(no pun intended) for the rest of the regular season. Right now, I would bet on it.
The sens' 6 remaining regular season games are against:
Much will be made of the late-season game against the Penguins, but I consciously choose to make nothing of that game because we never know whether the Senators in the playoffs will match the sens of the regular season.