The Sens handily beat the Atlanta Thrashers 4-2 in Ottawa tonight in a non-televised (Thank you, CBC) game.
Was it just me or did it seem like every Senator was taking a run at former team mate, Christof Schubert?
A little line shuffling from Coach Cory and the Sens seem to have found a balanced attack. This had been the achilles heel of the club over the past couple of seasons, but now they look like the can roll 4 dangerous lines. Kovalev, Fisher, Neil and Ruutu scored for the Sens tonight. The newly formed line of Kovalev - Fisher - Alfredsson seems to be clicking quite nicely while the Cheechoo-Regin-Neil line continues their strong play. Even the "fourth" line is kicking in lately with timely scoring.
Brian Elliot was solid tonight providing a nice alternative to the hot-handed Pascale LeClaire. The Sens seem to have good goaltending for the first time in years as well.
This team could surprise a lot of pundits this season if they can shore up their defense. If BM the GM can do that, this team could do damage in the playoffs.
Enjoy it, Sens fans. The defending Cup Champs are up next on Monday.