Lets pray that it remains that way We have two games up on Boston, need to keep winning.
SENATORS Schedule Bruins Schedule
Home Game vs Leafs Home Game vs Flyers
Home Game vs Devils Home Game vs Leafs
At The Canadiens At The Sharks
Home Game vs Penguins At The Kings
At The Jets At The Ducks
At The Flyers Home Game vs Lightning
At The Islanders Home Game vs Capitals
Home Against Hurricanes At The Islanders
Home At Bruins Home Game Vs Rangers
Senators At Devils Home Game vs Penguins At The Senators Home Game Vs Sabres
I think we may have the advantage in the schedule. Need tomorrows win
Easy : Defense (Meszaros, Corvo, Redden, Schubert) and goaltending (Gerber/Emery) crumbled like a castle of cards after that hot start. Team still finished 1st in goals scored in the NHL but the defense/goaltending sucked so much that it had to be rebuilt (Karlsson, Cowen, ..., Lehner, Anderson, Bishop...). That's where problems started. The team was basically the same that went to the SC finals, Murray didn't make many changes.
Originally Posted by SD19
Okay, so what's embarassing? To be leading the division after 72 games into the year? We are freaking 2nd in the Eastern conference in our 1st rebuilding year and yet you people complain and complain and whine and whine 80% of the time...
You guys should re-read the GDTs sometimes and see how sad this fanbase looks like sometimes... So much quitting, so much whining, so much blaming, so much sadness, so much everything
The Habs are the Habs, they are just massively lucky sometimes. The Sens hit 4 (FOUR) freaking posts tonight and outshot the Habs 33-14 (also 25 shots blocked and 21 missed. Shots were basically 79-28 lolz), the Habs almost never touched the puck. The Sens totally dominated them, Habs were just hanging in there, barely surviving thanks to Carey Price, his posts and Josh Gorges.
Very happy with the result, don't want the Habs to get a top-3 pick and they got a point. Best case scenario tonight.
Our PP just sucked, but that's what happens when Alfie, Spezza and Karlsson all have so-so games at the same time
That being said, people's behaviour still make me laugh... Enjoy it while it lasts, instead of sounding so sad all the time. There's so many problems in this world and you make it sound like cheering for a hockey team is amongst them.
Just take a deep breath and hope for the best. Coolness is needed
PS : by the way, I have randomly quoted this post to say all this but it could have been many others.
Originally Posted by RappinHobo
The most undeserved win ever
Well... Habs have 14 shots and only 3 scoring chances (1 went in)... If the Sens don't deserve to win, but more or less than the Habs?
Originally Posted by Volt
**** YES!!!! 1st in the NE and 2nd in the East what a great year its been so far!!!
Reading this board, it doesn't sound like it.
Originally Posted by danishh
sens get 3/4 points
habs get 3/4 useless points
The Sens powerless play was cringe worthy but very happy the boys won. I just moved to Sarnia last week and boy is it hard to find a bar that airs Sens games. I'm the only Sens fan in the village. sigh. When Kuba scored I jumped out of my seat and everyone at the bar gave me weird looks. I have a new found sympathy for out of town Sens fans.
Yeah, I get weird looks all the time. That's why it's nice to drive up to ottawa sometimes!
Bishop's stats aside (which are impressive!), here was one play that impressed me immensely about the kid. The Senators iced the puck with their top line on and all five guys were obviously tired. Spezza wins the draw and the puck goes back to Gilroy, who can go behind the net to make a play out of the zone. Instead of chancing it, Bishop uses his glove to snatch the puck from between Gilroy's legs and plays turtleshell with it til Montreal moves close enough for the whistle and the Sens can get a whole new set of legs.
That is great situational awareness. Mad props. I really like this kid.
Meanwhile the idiot CBC commentators were going on about about how Ottawa had a great matchup out there with the Spezza line out there and the Subban/Gorges pairing on the bench.
I love how some people think that was an undeserved win last night. It was COMPLETE domination. If you count missed shots, shots on goal and blocked shots we took 79 shots! If you look only at SOG we had well over double their shots, when was the last time you saw a team with only 14 SOG? The only part that sucked tonight was the PP obviously, but if the other team is willing to lay down infront of shots like they were, there isn't a whole lot you can do about it. If we play like that against the leafs it should easily be 5-0, I just don't see them willing to lay down in front of the shots and they don't have Price in net.
I don't know what it was with the ice tonight but the ice wa bad, real bad, puck bouncing everywhere the poor D had a hard time with the puck tonight.
I was thinking the exact same thing watching the game. Every pass back to the point or through the slot was flipping like a fish across the ice. I'm not sure whether there was some kind of event at SBP or something, but the ice was dreadful.
There were at least 3 or 4 times I was certain we were going to score and the puck skipped over someone's blade.
It was a strange game alright. Sens were sloppy, just not clicking for most of the night, trying to rush things rather than simplify their game. Luckily, the Habs were just that much worse and it looked like the controlled 80% of the game, especially after the first period. So frustrating that we get 9 powerplays and can't do anything on it, it was painful to watch. At times we couldn't even keep the puck in the zone or complete a pass properly.
Atmosphere in the building was great as always and nothing sweeter than shutting up the Habs fans with a big OT winner. Leaving SBP, there were massive chants of DIVISION LEADERS!!! And GOLF HABS GOLF!! Habs fans looked like a broken bunch heading out, was great to see.