CFN – Ships passing in the night. I love that term, and it seems that’s what’s happening in the NHL as the Ottawa Senators, the Comeback Kids (although some of them definitely are not kids ) came back and won the battle of Ontario Tuesday night beating the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 in Toronto.
If that’s not smack. If that’s not the mark of a team destined for the Play Offs I don’t know what is? Newcomer Kyle Turris scored the winner in a gritty match where the home town Leafs out shot the Sens 39-21, but still fell short. Captain Daniel Alfredsson and Jason Spezza scored the other Sens goals. In otherwords; the Money Guys in Ottawa came through.
There were two fights in the game too. Zenon Konopka took on Mike Brown and Leafs Captain Dion Phaneuf showed some of his frustration taking on Nick Foligno.
The loss puts more pressure on Brian Burke to pull the trigger on a deal as the Leafs fall a bit further out of the play off picture.
I am so loving these Ottawa Senators this season. In contrast, former Habs Coach Jacques Martin spoke openly about PK Subban and some of the friction in Hab Land over the Lippy D Man who not only apparently aggravates the opponents, but his own team mates.
What a mess the Habs are in right now as they spiral to the bottom of the bowl waiting for the flush of the 2011/12 NHL season.
In other NHL scores; Jaromir Jagr added 2 assists and played 20 minutes in Philly’s 5-1 romp over Minnesota. It’s funny that Pierre Gauthier passed on Jagr and Kenopka; both areas that Montreal is sorely lacking in this year; primary scoring and team toughness…
The Penguins needed the shoot out to nip Carolina 2-1; Mr. Nabokov and the Islanders shut out Washington 3-0; Columbus doubled Edmonton 4-2; New Jersey beat the Jets 5-1; the Rangers shut out Nashville 3-0; Tampa Bay beat powerhouse Boston 5-3; Detroit 3-2 over Dallas; LA 3-2 over Vancouver; and Calgary is still winless since the Cammalleri trade losing 2-1 in the shoot out to San Jose.
What do you think Hockey fans? Are the Sens for real? Can the Leafs make the play offs? Will Pierre Gauthier finish the season as GM of the Habs? You can post your comments below.