(...)Be it a third straight standout performance by backup goaltender Curtis McElhinney or a bounce-back game from star starter Sergei Bobrovsky, a good night in net tonight could do wonderful things for the backsliding Blue Jackets.
“We have to do something to give us some confidence,” coach Todd Richards said. “It can come from the goaltending position, getting some key saves. I thought we got that on Saturday. It’s too bad we wasted it (a 3-0 home loss to Pittsburgh), but that’s the one position that can really control things and turn things around for you.”
Richards said yesterday that he had not decided who would start against the Ottawa Senators at Nationwide Arena. Bobrovsky has been hit-and-miss this season after winning the Vezina Trophy as the NHL’s top goalie last season. He was pulled from a 4-2 loss at Pittsburgh on Friday and sat out the rematch on Saturday. McElhinney has played in three games. He saved 24 of 26 shots on Saturday and is 1-1 with a 1.55 goals-against average and .949 save percentage.
Don't worry guys. I just recently went to the future and saw where the sens end up at the end of the season. They will win this game and end the losing streak. They will end up in a wildcard spot in the atlantic. They also make the second round of the playoffs, but get swept by the bruins.
....and you didn't get this week's lottomax numbers?