The Ottawa Senators dumped the Montreal Canadiens in Alex Kovalev's return to the Bell Center.
Scoring for the Sens: Neil, Alfredsson and Kovalev.
OK, this was a pretty boring game and the difference was, once again, Pascal Leclaire.
The Sens were completely outplayed in the first half of the game with Leclaire completely stoning the Habs. Montreal outshot the Sens something like 10-3 in the first, yet the game ended 1-1 after a late Montreal goal. Montreal then gave up a powerplay marker to Captain Alfie and appeared to lose their mojo after that. Kovalev iced his former team's dream of a 3rd period comeback and that was that.
A decent road win for the Sens, lulling their opponent to sleep while allowing their goalie to shut the door. I can't even count how many shots were blocked by Sens' defenders. Nice job.
Who would have thunk that Alex Picard and Matt Carkner would be the 2nd pairing?
All you "fans" who wanted to trade Alex, I hope you enjoy your crow. I liked him last year and like him more this year. He and Carks make a great pairing. Alex seems to play with a little more confidence out there knowing Big Country has his back.
Jason Spezza? Hello? Where are you?
Amazing the team is winning WITHOUT their number one centre firing isn't it.
That speaks volumes to the depth up front on this team.
Sens are still first in the division.... houda thunk that too?