Fairly rare occasion but I wasn't able to take in the game tonight.
But from what I've heard McElhinney was surprisingly good (at times brilliant) and the Sens got goals from the two most offensively talented players in the line up. Spezza scored the first goal and the suddenly top line sniper Bobby Butler scored the game winner.
Like I said, I actually didn't watch tonight's game. Went down to the Civic Centre to observe another top ranked prospect take on the 67's. Having had the opportunity to see Landeskog and Strome first hand, I can say my preference is absolutely Gabriel Landeskog.
Ryan Strome did score twice, including the OT winner for the Ice Dogs but at times he was fairly invisible. Definitely a skilled hockey player but he didn't dominate the game like I was hoping he would. Even though Landeskog was held off the score sheet last Sunday, he had a certain presence on the ice.
Something I did not get from Ryan Strome tonight despite the two goal night.
With tonight's win over Tampa Bay, Ottawa is now just one point back of the 28th place Avalanche.
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