Ray Emery picked up the shootout win over Martin Biron and the Philadelphia Flyers with a 3-2 victory.
Antoine Vermette and Jason Spezza scored in the shootout for the Senators... and did the Sens ever need this one.
I think they'll begin to turn this season around, and it begins in net. I think John Paddock has been pulling for Emery all season, because he knows that only Rayzor has the balls to lead the team through the playoffs.
Giving Emery the start tonight is a vote of confidence and he seems to be making the most of it.
A beautiful goal from Chris Kelly started off the game (who knew Mr.Heart-and-Soul had it in him?), and after the very tradeable Vermette (Murray, I know you're listening) made it 2-0, the Sens took their foot off the gas a little.
It almost cost Ottawa the game. As the teams traded posts in the third period, it seemed the game was slipping out of Ottawa's hands. But, the ability to win tight games is a skill that must be honed for the playoffs.
Oh yeah, Mike Commodore and Cory Stillman? This is what it feels like to be a Senator. For reals.