Saturday, March 8, 2008


Well it's about freakin' time!

The Sens finally got a win on this western trip from hell, beating the surprising Phoenix Coyotes by a count of 4 to 2.

Mike Fisher opened the scoring for Ottawa, tallying a short-handed marker in the first frame. Blake Weeler and Peter Mueller replied for the 'Yotes in the second, before Fisher scored his second of the night.

Dany Heatley then gave Ottawa the lead on the power play early in the third, and Antoine Vermette rounded out the scoring.

Very important win for the Sens in my opinion. They really needed to get back on track. An all-round impressive effort, save for the all-too-common defensive brain-cramps, notably from Christoph Schubert--whose gaff let Mikhal Hanzal in alone on Martin Gerber.

The Gerber, to his credit, had a great outing. He stopped 33 of 35 shots, including the breakaway where Hanzal tried a Marek Malik-esque between-the-legs move, but The Gerber simply did not bite.

Perhaps it would have been nice, to break a slump as the one Ottawa was in, to see them really dominate and run up the score a bit more. It was a hard-fought game against a surprisingly competitive Phoenix hockey club.

Phoenix is sort of like the Chicago team no one knows about. They are stacked with young talent, and are starting to get their act together. Especially impressive were the performances by Mueller and Hanzal.
Blog Widget by LinkWithin