Saturday, January 31, 2009

Le sigh: Jackets 1, Sens 0

The Columbus Blue Jackets shut out the Senators.

Did you know Mike Peca still plays in the NHL? Well, he does. And he assisted on the one goal of the game. Jakub Voracek scored the goal.

It's not easy to develop any momentum when you're part of a steady stream to the penalty box, as the Senators were last night: Columbus had six powerplays, and the Sens had 39 minutes in penalties overall. That said, the Sens had 5 powerplay opportunities (although one was about 20 seconds), and still couldn't muster anything.

With a struggling powerplay, maybe Brendan Bell should be a part of the defensive roster. Say what you will about his even-strength play, he's got great puck control skills, good vision, and an ability to drop down into openings that pop up. But, according to radio reports, Brian Lee had a great game, so it makes the decision of who to keep and who to send to Binghamton very difficult.

Alex Auld stopped 25 of 26 shots, but still lost.


Sens play Washington on Sunday at 12:30. Game's on Sportsnet.
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