I was at the Boston - Ottawa game and Ottawa looked awful. Boston played a terrible first 20 mins or it wouldn't have been a game. Alfredsson is terrible and that whole line was dysfunctional. Turris is obviously skilled but too soft on the puck to be a consistent threat.
I have no idea how they're winning.
Methot is very underrated....he's the only one who impressed me
Not surprising, I don't think they're trying to play 'crowd pleasing hockey'...playing 'ugly' hockey is exactly what they have to and want to do.
I disagree with Ottawa looking awful, at least in the first two periods. Maybe Boston made them look better than they actually were, but they still played Boston hard - especially in the offensive zone. Alfie is showing his age now, but he's also shown flashes this season. For all we know, those flashes could come tonight.
I don't think Ottawa counts on Alfie for all the offense. Obviously Turris has been asleep for a while but if the goal he scored has woken him up, his line will start to click a lot better.
Agreed on Methot though. He's looked very good all season. Now with Karlsson out for all this time, people have finally taken notice.
I thought after Boston called the timeout, they took control of the game. Boston turned the puck over non-stop in the first period and Ottawa cashed in.
The sens are winning games. What else is there to say. They have a good system and break out well. That's keeping their games close and giving them a chance to win