Sunday, November 18, 2007

I can't believe Toronto shut us out

What can I say, really? I mean... the Sens were due, and there was no way Ottawa was going to finish with an 80-2 record. But still... to get outplayed by the Maple Leafs is pretty embarassing. Especially when no one can score, and Jiri Tlusty gets a goal against the Sens.

Martin Gerber didn't look great, especially on the aforementioned goal by Tlusty--it looked like he was just too lazy to go across the net and try to score. Look for The Gerber to bounce back Monday or Wednesday, or whenever he plays. Unless Ray Emery plays well on Monday, then also plays Wednesday... then The Gerber will get the chance on Thursday, likely.

Once again, Daniel Alfredsson had a good game, but not the best of the year. Not to suggest he played poorly, but the bar has been set so high that even a just-barely-dominant game is below average on the Alfie scale.

Some of the best Sens were Mike Fisher, who had a solid physical game and played well when he was with Heatley, and Patrick Eaves, generating chances and bothering Vesa Toskala in what was probably Ottawa's best scoring chance in the third period.

Meh, we'll get them next time. And we'll smoke Montreal, Buffalo, Pittsburgh, and Philly next week and forget all about this loss to the Leafs--until February, that is, when we next play against Toronto.
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