Flames Re-Light The Sens
Many pundits oft say “good teams never lose 2 in a row”. We’ll then put the Sens in the “good team” category, at least of late.
With a win over the struggling Calgary Flames, the Sens have stepped out of the shadow cast over the team after an embarrassing 5-0 loss to the lowly (pathetic) Toronto Maple Leafs. And let’s be honest, a loss to CGY would have raised many eyebrows in the doubting Thomas community that hovers over the Sens franchise like a bad smell at a taco stand. If fickle Sens fans are good at anything it’s panic.
But the performance over the Flames exhibited anything but. After going down by one goal, twice, the Sens continued to play their aggressive forecheck game and found a way to deposit 3 goals behind the stingy Miikka Kiprusoff. Fortunately the Flames also continued their in ability to generate sufficient offense to compliment their solid defensive game.
Honestly,m I thought the Sens carried the play for most of the match and apart from a missed cross crease pass by Volchy and a perfect blast by Hagman, the Sens deserved the two points. Also, if Cheechoo wasn’t the most cursed hockey player on the planet, the scoreboard would have mora accurately displayed the true tenor of the game, IMO.
I guess the most impressive aspect of this win is that it brings the Senators to a healthy 26 pts since my challenge of MISSION: 0.614. To think that this challenge, a daunting one considering the clubs previous win% being well below 0.614, and the catastrophic injury situation through this stretch of games, is going to be either met (1 pt away) or almost met, highlights an incredible run by this resilient Senators roster.
Good for you boys, I hoped you had it in you, if all had gone well, but to think you’ve done it, through the turmoil of the past month, is OUTSTANDING!
Thanks for making being a Sens fan fun again!