Fourth in a row, fifth in six games. This time it was to the New York Islanders, a 3-2 final in a shootout. So... a black-cloud of a loss with the silver lining of still getting a point. The Sens still haven't lost two consecutive games in regulation time. That's something, right? Right?
Andrej Meszaros scored two goals, including one with less than two minutes left to tie the game and send it to extra time. Samson is having a great year, thanks to those curly locks of hair he's allowed to grow back.
The big reason for the Isles win was their suffocating trap play. But that's not an excuse; the Sens have enough firepower to break through the trap.
Ray Emery had an average to poor game, and will not play tonight against the Predators. Looks for Martin Gerber to step up and regain the starting job.
What a terrible shootout. No dekes, only one goal for the Sens, and I'm pretty sure three shooters missed the net completely. When will Joe Corvo get a shot in one of these?
One note that makes it almost bearable is that the lovable one-time Senator Mike Sillinger scored the shootout winner.
Hopefully the Sens don't hit the low-point of their season against Nashville tonight. That's what happened in a 6-0 loss to the Preds last year.