Not the best game ever by the Sens, but they got the job done.
Dany Heatley, the Senators newly-minted $45-million man scored two goals and collected another assist to lead his team to a 4-3 win.
The weirdest thing about the game was Wade Redden's fight. Where did that come from? Perhaps the frustration of nearly being traded in the off-season and being harassed at all angles by the Ottawa media (including this blog) is finally getting to him.
I must add that Martin Gerber played very well and made some key saves, perhaps ones that he would have missed last season. With Ray Emery sidelined indefinitely, Gerber will have to be good or else the city will go into a desperate tail-spin of "Stanley Cup Finals Hangover" panic.
One Sens player that really frustrated me was Andrej Meszaros. He has not yet bounced back from last season's poor performance, and he will have to improve if he wants a new contract at the end of the year. At this point, I wouldn't mind seeing him leave.
In tonight's game in Ottawa, I would like to see the Sens beat the Leafs Vesa Toskala in net. Then Toronto would go into the aforementioned tail-spin, minus the "Stanley Cup Finals" part.