The good news is that the ball is in Ottawa's court. The Sens and only the Sens can determine their fate in the remaining games, regardless of what Winnie the Pooh, Miller's "Gender" Crossing, or "Crosby's Better!" do.
The bad news is that the Sens play the following teams in the stretch:
It's very disappointing that we've come to this but I'm still not even mad. My expectations haven't changed, making the playoffs would be a major accomplishment at this point and they still have a good chance to make it.
Maybe all this adversity and pressure will be a good experience down the road.
This is a very streaky team and hopefully they start getting hot soon, very soon. It's not over, stop giving up so quickly at the 1st sign of adversity.
PS : Please don't go on suicide watch for this, it's just a game
Originally Posted by peon
The next game is a must win game.
Whatever, Toronto and Montreal fans can be as happy as they want. Their teams are still both complete **** and neither is turning around next year - it's a rebuild for both.
Something that both teams shoudl have done for a while. Montreal has been a mediocre team since 1995 (except 1 season and 1 playoff) and the Leafs haven't made the playoffs since the lock-out.
The Sens are not the greatest, but at least we're not the Leafs or the Habs
So, if I heard correctly, Andy was pulled and then Bishop replaced him, but then Andy was put back in.
Was this to rest Bishop for tomorrow or was he just that crappy?
The game was all but lost by then. It was to get Andy some game minutes and face some pucks. Sitting it the rest of the game wouldn't have done any good long term. Andy wasn't that crappy, first was a knuckler that looked like it came of Gilroy (sucks) stick. Second was a weird bounce/rebound that Cole go to first.
Paulrus pulled him to try and wake the team up, it didn't and they were 4 down before you knew it.
Not surprised that we lost, but surprised at how flat the team looked.
Hard to really fault Anderson on those two goals, the first one was deflected and the second one was just bad defense. Starting Andy made a whole lot of sense, but it didn't pan out...
The fact that this team could not muster a better effort in a must win situation is troubling: either something is wrong or there a lot of injuries/flu problems. If it's true Spezza lost 10 pounds due to flu, I think a few people on team might have caught it. The lack of pushback after that first goal makes me think the team is out of gas, and after three days off really reinforces that notion I'd say.
Seeing as we can barely create any decent offensive chances, we might as well chuck ourselves out of the playoffs now... We're going against ****ing BOSTON, with arguably one of the best goalies in the league... Who's also ***** hot against us...
So, Spezza, Karlsson, 9MM etc.. PULL YOUR FINGERS OUT!