The Ottawa Senators attempt at a comeback was halted with 20 seconds to go by a horrendous call by the officials. Down 2-1, Spezza appeared to have whacked in an Erik Karlsson point shot with around 20 seconds to go in the game, but it was immediately waved off by the referee. Good on Karlsson appealing to the ref. The scoreboard replay showed an obvious goal, Coach Cory threw a few choice words at the refs, but to no avail. The Sens lose their second straight to start the preseason.
On other notes, the team was otherwise OK. A little rusty looking and a little uncomfortable together yet, but I can see Fisher and Kovalev getting along well in the future. Kovy played a great game as did Ilya Zubov. Erik Karlsson continues to slowly improve and new addition Jonathan Cheechoo seems to fit in well at this early phase. He had an assist on Chris Phillips lone Ottawa goal.
Good thing it's only the preseason or Sens fans will start to panic. This is what the preseason is for. Trying new line combinations, giving some youngsters a look and fine tuning some coaching strategies. This team will be OK.