only because B-Murr had some good scouting staff and used that second round pick to good effect. Then decided to create a solid development team in Bingo and take time with players development. That is why we won.
SENATORS WIN!! They win there 3rd inna row and extend there point streak to 6 games with either getting the loser point or win. They showed some excellent grit and character coming back from a 3-1 deficit to eventually take the game 5-3. The backend played a big role is the winning of this game as Patty Wiercioch had 3 helpers, Benoit had a helper, Gonchar had a goal and 2 assists and Phillips was great in the shut down role. Lattendresse, Smith, Silfverberg and Matt Kassian's 1st as a Senator scored our goals. Bishop played good enough to get us the win and once again we fight against the odds and perservere. Great job boys!
Weircioch and Gonch were impressive tonight. I really hope Methot comes back soon. On a side note: Latendresse now as 5 points in 5 games since coming back from injury. He's been playing pretty well too.
To those asking if Zbad high sticked the puck just before the goal. I reviewed the play and the answer is yes. However: The rule reads
80.1 High-sticking the Puck – Batting the puck above the normal height of the shoulders with a stick is prohibited. When a puck is struck with a high stick and subsequently comes into the possession and control of a player from the offending team (including the player who made contact with the puck), either directly or deflected off any player or official,there shall be a whistle.
When a puck has been contacted by a high stick, the play shall be permitted to continue, provided that:
(i) the puck has been batted to an opponent (when a player bats the puck to an opponent, the Referee shall give the “washout” signal immediately. Otherwise, he will stop the play).
What some may not have seen is that Visnovsky #11 for the NYI swiped at and touched the puck before losing it in a stick on stick fight with Silfv and then Zbad picked it up and the play continues. The ref didn't do a washout sign but you can see him point towards the players he looks like he yelled something. It was close between Silfv and Visnovsky but the ref and linesman both had a clear view of the play and obviously ruled that Visnovsky touched the puck first.