Game Day- Battle of Ontario Continues in Toronto

SensChirp February 1, 2014 506
Game Day- Battle of Ontario Continues in Toronto

Even without playoff implications, there’s always something special about a Senators/Maple Leafs game on a Saturday night.  When you add in the magnitude of the two points on the line tonight at the Air Canada Centre, this edition of the Battle of Ontario figures to be one of the most significant in the past few seasons.

The Toronto Maple Leafs have been one of the league’s most unpredictable teams during the first half of the season.  They get outshot on a regular basis but thanks to some outstanding goaltending from Jonathan Bernier and to a lesser extent James Reimer, the Leafs are sitting pretty in the Eastern Conference playoff picture.  Or so you may think.  While the Leafs hold a six point cushion over the Senators and the rest of the chase pack, they have played a couple more games.  If Ottawa can find a way to win in regulation tonight, third place in the Atlantic is suddenly within striking distance.

And while the top three in the division remains a possibility, things are also ridiculously crowded in the battle for last couple wildcard spots.  Six teams currently separated by just two points.  Ottawa briefly held the second wild card spot but after last night’s games, dropped to 10th.

As you would expect, Paul MacLean prefers to have a little added toughness in his line up against a team like the Leafs.  That means Matt Kassian draws into the line up with Stephane Da Costa the odd man out.  I understand what the Coach is trying to do here but it’s unfortunate to the lines juggled after a successful outing against Tampa.  We’ll see how long he sticks with these combinations.  No changes expected to the blueline.

MacArthur-Turris-Ryan
Greening-Spezza-Michalek
Conacher-Zibanejad-Condra
Kassian-Smith-Neil

Cowen-Karlsson
Methot-Gryba
Wiercioch-Ceci

Craig Anderson gets the start in the Ottawa goal.  The Leafs will counter with Jonathan Bernier.  Puck drop is scheduled for just after 7:00 PM with the game available on CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada.

  • http://www.crashthenet.ca/ Luc Wolfe

    Let’s go boys, win this in regulation!

  • Millennium

    Not sure I agree with dressing Kassian, but if the rest can come out like they did in Tampa, we can do this.

    • Cicero

      Agree. A naked Kassian would be much more intimidating, especially with that beard!

      • sprucesens

        lol. comment of the day

  • CUP 2014-15

    Time for the Leafs to take a beating. Expecting a big game from the Captain again tonight. Just need to be hard on the puck all night long and lots of traffic in front of the Leafs cage.
    Who ever wants this one more will walk away with two points. Go get em boys.

    • Jaskaran Purewal

      Ill be at the game section 321 cheering the boys on in my Karlsson jersey! GO SENS GO!

      • CUP 2014-15

        Be careful, when they are getting an ass kicking, the blue teams fans get upset and childish. Wear that Karl sweater with pride, he’s such a joy to watch. Lucky you. Be loud, be proud. GSG

  • Sens613

    Just out of curiosity, any word on #4?

    MacArthur has a huge game against his old team. Leafs first step out of playoff contention.

    • CUP 2014-15

      lol, love the CMac call

      • Sens613

        Haha, like stealing candy from a baby. Thank you BM.

  • Jacques

    Stupid move taking DaCosta out, he gives us something other teams can’t match up against.

    • CUP 2014-15

      Tend to agree somewhat. I am having a hard time complaining about the coaching moves today with this team rolling along like they are. Only 2 reg losses in Jan. That being said, this team seems tough enough to me.
      Neil
      Smith
      Greening
      Cowen
      Gryba
      All these guys are more then willing.
      I have no problem with Kass stepping in though. This thing could get ugly when the lads get up by 3 or 4.

      • Aaron 2.0

        I agree with you, we’re tough enough. Adding a guy like Kassian to the lineup just invites the possibility for the game to escalate, IMO. On the flip side, hopefully this means more minutes for our top 6. Hoping that Zibanejad is back on Spezza’s wing (I don’t trust the starting lineup at all).

    • Aaron 2.0

      I’m with you on this move Jacques. I don’t like it much. That line dominated play more than any other line last game. They didn’t get awarded for it, but they were buzzing all night long.

  • CUP 2014-15

    Great pic to use Chirp, I can see this happening again and again tonight.

  • Sensturion

    Am I the only one annoyed that the only team that is left out of the promos for NHL revealed is Ottawa, as if the team doesn’t even exist? You could say it’s geared towards Americans but Vancouver is pictured…

    • Sharke Macaquethur

      Think I saw A full segment on the Sens the other day. Not sure which episode though. Is there more than one? Is this a series?

    • CUP 2014-15

      No s#!t, the only Sens shot in the promo run was Gryba asking Kessler “wanna go, wanna go!!!!

    • sprucesens

      maybe i’m thinking of a different commercial, but isn’t there one where spezza is getting ready and someone says “come on boys, lets go, lets go” and another spot where it shows anderson spitting water into the air with his mask off? I think its the same one where gryba asks the other guy, if he wants to go. Could be wrong though

  • karlssens

    I get so nervous when we play Toronto.. Just go best those bastards boys!!

  • Cicero

    Sparkplug Mass Kassian is natural addition for a big game against the Leafs (is there ever not a big game??). Well, I had hoped to see Kassian on every line, but Coach Maclean went the conservative route.Go Sens Go!!

    • Sensnation

      Haha so funny! I really like the all-Kassian lineup!

  • QSenFan

    Going at the Senate to watch the game tonight. Sens are due to win one against the blue team. Should be one hell of a game!!

  • esk

    …. soo Ryan Callahan Anyone?

    • karlssens

      Budget teams don’t sign Ryan Callahan to a 6 mill deal.. That’s a leafs or flyers type of signing :)

      • esk

        Dont think we are a budget team anymore…if callahan would lower his salary demands..wonder if murray would sign him. ONLY thing is would he work out with spezza? He isnt a sniper..but murray did mention he wants someone physical

        • Deadly

          Dream on..no chance .

        • Aaron 2.0

          If Callahan lowers his salary demands, then NYR will sign him. That’s the only reason they’re shopping him (contract demands). Maybe, we won’t be a floor team, but we’re going to continue to have a budget below the cap.

          • esk

            pretty sure i read somewhere its the term they dont like not the amount of money. BTW the cap is gonna keep going up …your going to see 8-12 million a year as the norm very soon..for elite players

          • Aaron 2.0

            I read there was no way Sather would pay that kind of money (lol). So, maybe it’s both? Who really knows though, at the end of the day, the information is all 2nd hand. I guess it’s true elite players will be making more soon. Thornton and Marleau just extended in the high 6′s. I’m pretty sure that they took discounts, but still 6 million for a 40-50 point guy seems awfully steep, even with everything else he brings. I won’t be surprised if somebody pays it, I just don’t think it should be us.

      • Jacques

        400 million tv contract plus 16 million a year from Rogers as well, Sens can afford just about anyone! No need to talk budgetany longer!

        • Aaron 2.0

          I think you guys are all setting up for some disappointment. We’re still going to have an internal budget below the cap, especially as the cap starts rapidly escalating. Callahan is a great player, and every team in the league would love to add this type of player, but 6 million per year for his production smells of an overly high market for a UFA.

          • Millennium

            I agree on both counts. This TV deal will let us maintain a middle-of-the-pack roster as the cap goes up. But we won’t be a cap team if the cap goes anywhere near the predicted levels.

            And Callahan is going to get overpaid on July 1st, and it won’t be by us. We won’t throw that kind of money at that kind of production.

          • Jacques

            I don’t think Callahan is the right target, he’s all banged up and offensively he brings very little.

    • Sensnation

      As a rental for sure! However if the rangers can’t find a “reasonable” contract for their captain, we probably won’t be able to re-sign him either. But again, he’d be the perfect playoff rental. Make most of the trade hinge on conditional picks that you know you’ll never have to give up.

    • Millennium

      at his asking price? No way in hell. He is not worth $7M

      • esk

        Mayb he will be willing to sign for less in ottawa? Think we have a better future than the rangers

        • karlssens

          Would you want to go from New York City to Ottawa? Yah no..

          • esk

            lol for a chance to join a dynasty in the making?!!?!?! hell ya haha

          • CUP 2014-15

            On top of that, he’s a New York boy..no?

        • Millennium

          He’s already said he won’t take a hometown discount to play on the team he wants to stay with. So obviously for him its max $$ over everything else at this point. (no judgement, just how it is).

    • FistsofNeil25

      6 million per year for a player who has only twice recorded over 40 points in a season in his career? I don’t care about his intangibles. You don’t pay that kind of money long term for intangibles. If Glen Sather, the king of over-spending isn’t willing to give Callahan that kind of cash, no one will.

      I have absolutely no interest in seeing Callahan as a Senator.

  • karlssens

    Anyone have a link to that smith-kadri meme? The taunt? Love it!

  • karlssens

    Anyone have a link to that smith-kadri taunt meme? Love it!

  • Sensnation

    Show the Leafs playoff hockey is starting, and so is their demise!

    GO SENS GO!!!

    • Sens613

      Second half of the season hasn’t been favorable for the leafs in recent history.

  • Sharmarke

    If we are going to dress kassian there better be some fights and big hits.

  • NickofTime

    Good to see Kassian back in the lineup, they’ll need him tonight in Toronto. Hopefully Stone will be ready to come back soon too & SDC will be sent back to Bingo. I wonder if BM would be interested in adding Stewart & what would St Louis accept in return maybe Phillips plus something?

  • FistsofNeil25

    It’s somewhat surprising to see that the Leafs are starting Bernier considering how Reimer has owned us the last few seasons. Obviously Bernier is the far superior goalie but Reimer always plays his best against Ottawa.

    We need to play sound defensive hockey tonight. The Leafs are feeling pretty good about themselves lately after posting an 8-1-1 record in their last 10 games. They’re an explosive team off the rush and they really know how to ride momentum in their favor. Yes they get out-shot and out-possessed almost every single game, but they still generate as many quality scoring chances as any other team.

    One thing we all know about the Leafs is that that don’t like playing without the puck. The Sens have to do their best to keep the play in the Toronto zone as much as possible tonight, and to do that they really need to stay out of the penalty box.

    I always get nervous about playing the Leafs. I hate everything they stand for. I can’t handle the thought of losing to these clowns so please boys, win this one for your fans tonight!

    Prediction: Sens win 4-3. Goals by MacArthur, Ryan, Ceci and Spezz. Turris with 3 assists.

    • Sens613

      Very good point made on our struggles against reimer and how the leafs are just as hot in January. It’s going to make it a true battle for superioty!

      As much as we all hate the leafs we can’t fall into their game by letting them get under our skins. We must stick to the game plan and have another full team effort. Kassian with just over 3mins of ice time and 7 mins of pims.

      Go Sens Go!!!

  • illdistrict

    really thought Conacher-Da Costa-Condra was an effective energy line. Very #Pesky, strong on the forcheck, and limited space for the opposing team…

  • aegiszx

    Lets shut that little runt Kadri up… God, with the Leafs or not, this guy is just a pest. Hope the Andy shines tonight…

  • FistsofNeil25

    Can’t read too much into those line combos for tonight. We all know that it will end being

    Milo-Spezza-Zbad
    Mac-Turris-Bobby
    Greening-Smith-Neil

    and Condra, Conacher and Kassian will all see limited ice-time 5 on 5. That’s just usually what happens when Kassian is in the line-up.

    • Aaron 2.0

      That’s exactly what i’m hoping ends up for our top 6, and i’m pretty optimistic about it too! As you pointed out, you can’t really trust MacLean’s pre-game lines. If Condra and Conacher can get a few extra minutes aside from just 4th line duties, I think that would be fine too.

      • Millennium

        They could roll them both through Milo’s spot next to Spezza. Both Condra and Conacher have had success with Spezza, for different reasons.

  • FistsofNeil25

    Inserting Kassian into the line-up in favor of Da Costa is probably less about adding toughness, and more about avoiding something like this from happening lol..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sdDZunmjZ8

    • Sicilian

      Yah, the leafs have shown this on almost every Leafs ad this year. What they don’t point out is that Da Costa got up right away and didn’t miss a shift. So nice hit princess Phaneuf

      • Deadly

        Big hit on a rookie.

  • SuckitPhaneuf

    If you dont watch the leafs at home regularly be prepared to be disgusted.
    No team in the league gets more one sided calls than the leafs. And it isint just the phantom power plays its all the garbage holding and hooking they are allowed.
    Watch and see

    • http://www.crashthenet.ca/ Luc Wolfe

      so are you saying ottawa need to send slapshot towards the refs?

    • QSenFan

      Does anyone know who the refs are tonight?

  • Tcharger

    Just flicked the Tamba game on for 30 seconds, looks like Bishop is playing(and fighting) so glad to see he is ok

  • Sandy

    The Leafs have had the edge in play over the Sens the past 2 seasons. Saw this in an article in the Citizen.

    “Toronto’s only lost once to Ottawa in their past nine games, outscoring the Senators by an aggregate score of 33-16.”

    You would think at some point the tide turns in the Sens favour. They have to come out flying like they did against the Habs. Bernier is a good goalie.. but he’s not Price..
    GSG… two points tonight are so important..

  • Moudy Mahfouz

    Big game, I can already see that this game will be going to overtime or will be decided 5-3 for the Sens. Ryan, Zibby, Milo, Spezza with 2. huge game. if we make it simple and hit them early the way the sens been playing lately, we will get the 2 points. GO SENS GO

  • Moudy Mahfouz

    Anyone see the Ben Bishop vs Prust disagreement. Couple shots by Bishop. Good to see him back.

    • Sandy

      Prust is an ass.

  • Floridasensfan

    4 point game tonight, need to do our part in helping put them out of a playoff spot by season end. LEAF’S SUCK
    GO SENS GO

  • CUP 2014-15

    6-3 Sens CMac, Greening, Gryba, Ryan and Spezz with Two

  • QSenFan

    Go boys, leave it all on the ice!!

  • Aaron 2.0

    Should be a fun game tonight! I think it’ll be a close one. We need to be our best defensively tonight. Toronto can and often does make the best of their chances; they don’t need a lot of shots to score goals. And, on the flip side they now have solid goal-tending.

    I’ll say 3-2 OT win (Sens). Ryan, Smith, Zibanejad.

  • T K

    If it’s worth doing, you can count on the Leasts for over doing it and making it boring. Way to go Toronto.

    • Aaron 2.0

      Lol. My wife just asked me if the game would be starting today. A little flashy for my liking. But, respect to anyone who’s spent time fighting for Canada.

  • Zelle

    I am so nervous! I want Sens to win this game more than any other game this season so far. Come on Sens you can do it!!

  • Deadly

    The leafs are practising for the parade in the spring. Don’t forget your clubs boys.

  • H POTTER

    On with the game already…

  • http://www.crashthenet.ca/ Luc Wolfe

    No bilingual anthem… ah man!

  • karlssens

    That was the most awkward ceremony

    • Jacques

      What a bunch of bull from T.O. As usual. Drop the f-ing puck!

  • Sandy

    I wonder with the Leafs ability to score goals on low number of shots, have to do with that machine they have that shoots out pucks for the players to practice scoring?

  • T K

    Hope that Healy eats a few pucks tonight

  • QSenFan

    Kessel is a little bitch

    • karlssens

      He can slash all he wants.. But he’s still one of the ugliest guys I’ve ever seen lmao.. Not that that has to do with anything..

  • T K

    Gryba gets a penalty for letting Kessel break his stick on Gryba’s back

    • Sandy

      And they say there is no favouritism in the NHL..

  • Richard Gough

    Since when did Karlsson get a A on his jersey ?

    • bluebuyyoo

      Phillips is out

    • T K

      2 games ago

    • H POTTER

      Since Phillips is out. Not the first time

  • Jacques

    If we could hit the net we’d be dangerous! Plus, really finish our checks! HARD!

    • H POTTER

      I’ve said this before. We gotta be in the top in missed shots on net. You would think nhl players at their level would know how to hit the net

      • Jacques

        It’s pathetic! Ok guys let’s go now!

      • Zelle

        Do you remember Turris last season? Just missed the net ALL of the time. He’s getting better though. So maybe others will too.

  • H POTTER

    Nice passes but the shots have got to hit the net Boyz..we need to take the crowd out of it early

  • T K

    Orr hurt? Awwwww, that’s soooo sad…

  • Jacques

    Poor Karlsson’s back must hurt at the end of each game, from dragging Cowen around all night. I wish number 2 could hurry up his play a little.

  • Jacques

    TUrris what a beaut!

  • T K

    Need to see something blue get squished soon

  • H POTTER

    Lousy Freakin call

  • Jacques

    Bullcrap

  • Jacques

    That’s it GRYBA hit!

  • QSenFan

    FFS Conacher!!

  • karlssens

    Stay out of the box morons

  • H POTTER

    Okay so it’s 6 vs 5 right? Refs are tattooed with a laughs on their chest??

    • bluebuyyoo

      Sens deserved the penalties, but the Laffs have hardly been angels.

    • Jacques

      Yeah, cuz they had to include the Zebra in the pre-game ceremony, suck asses!

      • bluebuyyoo

        That zebra is the ref that did the Sens/Pens playoff series and was absolutely atrocious. It was later disclosed that he coaches Mario’s kids and is a personal friend.

        • Jacques

          So I guess we have more than just Tim Peel to fear!

          • bluebuyyoo

            I believe that the ref that was honoured has retired.

          • Jacques

            Oh thank God, listening with no sound!

  • luckan20

    Kadri did dive. However, Conacher the 2nd was too much. We are losing all the momentum we got due to these penalties.

  • http://www.crashthenet.ca/ Luc Wolfe

    We killed this one ottawa should have the next power play

    • Sandy

      Yeah, like that is going to happen..

    • http://www.crashthenet.ca/ Luc Wolfe

      Or not… lol

  • H POTTER

    All these chances and they can’t connect
    …we’re so close

  • T K

    Even with penalties, Sens are defining the play

    • Jacques

      Awesome comment!

  • bluebuyyoo

    No icing call against the Leafs either?

  • T K

    Yes

  • bluebuyyoo

    Sniper Neiler!

  • H POTTER

    As close as Neil getting the goal with less than 1min left yaaaaaaaaa

  • QSenFan

    Neiler!!!!

  • bluebuyyoo

    We scored, so it’s time for another penalty. Fuck off!

  • H POTTER

    OMG….the refs are so ;!:$;#$@

    • Sandy

      In the mind of the refs… the Sens must not win.
      That’s probably why the Leafs are among the least penalized teams in the NHL, I believe. The Leafs must make the playoffs.

  • Sicilian

    This reffing is horseshit!

  • http://www.crashthenet.ca/ Luc Wolfe

    I dont have an issue with the penalties. .. we are not skating… start skating. ..start having power plays

    • Sicilian

      just after the Z-Bad penalty. Still don’t have an issue?

  • T K

    Apple commercials are getting more and more pretentious and pointless every day

  • QSenFan

    Sens need a better match up vs Kessel, MM9 struggling.

    • Sicilian

      Gryba seems to be doing alright. I want him to lay a big hit now

      • Jacques

        Gryba and Methot on the PK and their regular shifts isa SOLID DUO!

  • GeeGee1313

    Neil!! Yes!!! Somewhere, a satisfied Kovalev is nodding and thinking “See, with shooting comes the goals…”

  • Sicilian

    Tim Gleason was a Sens draft pick, given up to LA years ago for Smolinski. I think I’m right about that too

  • T K

    Cherry says “the war is over”. It’s not. Canada has simply left the worst parts of Afghanistan. People are still dying because some folks still want to live in the stone ages

  • SuckitPhaneuf

    Welcome to watching leaf hockey
    Power plays whenever they need them, diving, and their blatent penalties ignored
    It is disgusting to see the advantages they get over other teams

  • SuckitPhaneuf

    Watch kadri
    He will dive again shortly

  • T K

    Thank you Matt Kassian

  • H POTTER

    I just witness a miracle..cowen out muscled a smaller player..lol

  • bluebuyyoo

    Way to go Cowen!

  • H POTTER

    Go cowen

  • T K

    Why would a Sens goal have been a “disaster”? Way to go CBC

    • Sandy

      Leafs TV you mean..

  • SuckitPhaneuf

    The leaf fans are wondering why we have five players
    They are used to seeing their team play 5 on 4 most of the time at home

  • T K

    Greeeeeeeening

  • SuckitPhaneuf

    Yeah

  • xiorcal

    neil 1g 1a

    • bluebuyyoo

      Just needs the fight for the Howe

      • xiorcal

        You know toronto will want the fight but up 2-0 i prefer for him to draw a penalty by not dropping the gloves.

  • bluebuyyoo

    Yup! That is a disaster! :-)

  • H POTTER

    Yaaaaaaaa

  • Andrews theory

    Chris Neil, Leaf Slayer!

  • SuckitPhaneuf

    Disaster strikes

  • Andrews theory

    I’ll be shocked if Neil doesn’t work a fight in now…

    • bluebuyyoo

      I vote for Neil pounding Kadri. Just because.

    • H POTTER

      Yep..gordie howe hattty

  • bluebuyyoo

    All PK. No PP. All the goals! Suck it Phaneuf!

  • karlssens

    Greening is actually clutch in these leaf games

    • Sicilian

      I’ve really noticed him this game. He’s been playing very well.

  • Moudy Mahfouz

    Okay now give us a powerplay. Keep scoring boys!

  • luckan20

    What a pass and what a finish.
    Lets get going boys.

  • H POTTER

    I really want to be this game when the boys understand that you DO NOT let your foot of the pedal until the fat lady sings

  • Sicilian

    Cowen’s putting together a good game too. I thought he got running around a little bit when he went into the Leafs corner in the 1st but he’s been great. Loved that punch up with Lupol too. Lupol won’t want to get into that

  • xiorcal

    I do not remember the leafs being a discipline team.

  • karlssens

    How about a pp??

  • T K

    I have a feeling that 16 gets a goal tonight

  • QSenFan

    Dont know what Karlsson was doing trying to dangle the puck away from the boards

  • xiorcal

    F U

  • bluebuyyoo

    That’s not right

  • Andrews theory

    How the fuck is that not a penalty

    • Sandy

      Not for the Leafs but for everyone else..

  • H POTTER

    Man this is fakkkin bullshit

  • Jacques

    How many no calls r the refs going to have!!!!!

  • Sicilian

    How is that not a penalty?

  • bluebuyyoo

    Now give the Sens a penalty

  • Moudy Mahfouz

    ISNT THAT BOARDING WTF!!

  • QSenFan

    Unbelievable

  • T K

    WTF? Where’s the ?power play

  • H POTTER

    How is fakkkin not called?????? Fakk Toronto

  • bluebuyyoo

    Got the TV on mute. Can’t listen to CBC jizzing all over themselves over that bullshit

    • Jacques

      Me too,

  • Jacques

    No 5 minutes he should be out of the game! He could have crippled CECI!

  • xiorcal

    That is beyond disgusting from the zebras

  • Brock

    Kadri? Physical dominance? God, I hate CBC.

  • H POTTER

    Listen to these stupid ass announcers like this is a clean hit..man fakkk them

  • SensFanInMTL

    As if Kadri wasn’t already hated eh? This is not the first encounter Smith has had with that fuckhead. They better run him over for the rest of the game. Kassian – Smith – Neil. Good on Smitty for sticking up for Cody. Stupid fucker.

  • Andrews theory

    Ceci doesn’t turn there at all

  • xiorcal

    almost a charging and a boarding on the same check

  • Dirtysweet

    Fucking CBC! Makes me sick to listen them.

  • H POTTER

    I’m truly disputed right now

    • xiorcal

      same here

  • Jacques

    I hope this motivates our guys to obliterate these fags!

  • xiorcal

    sens will get the next penalty to top that

    • xiorcal

      called it

  • Dirtysweet

    Healey is still bringing up Alfie on Tucker…pathetic.

    • T K

      He’s truly an utter moron

    • H POTTER

      I’m switching to TSN 1200. I can’t continue to listen to this idiot

  • SensFanInMTL

    This is outrageously fucking pathetic.

  • Jacques

    Cowen seems lost out there now! Out of position, stay at home means stay at home!

  • karlssens

    Seriously.. This reffing is unbelievable

  • http://www.crashthenet.ca/ Luc Wolfe

    Well that’s zibbys fault.. wake up boys!

  • SensFanInMTL

    There needs to be a line brawl. Like soon. Has to. This has gotten way outta hand. Ceci gets obliterated and then we get a penalty? This is preposterous.

  • bluebuyyoo

    Total domination by the refs tonight

    • Sicilian

      They really came to play

  • SuckitPhaneuf

    Welcome to toronto
    Whatever they need to win
    Why do other teams even bother to show up

  • xiorcal
  • QSenFan

    NHL refereeing is total bush league

  • Sandy

    These are not rookie refs, they are two of the most experienced. I guess they needed the experience guys to make sure the Leafs are not given penalties..

  • Jacques

    They should have at least 3 holds that I’ve seen and that ridiculous boarding on that asswipe

  • Laurence Babchyuk

    It’s like playing Vs the Habs in Montreal… There’s so much corruption in those type of games. You have to beat them + the refs

    • xiorcal

      thats not even in the same league. I dont feel sick and noseating after a during habs game

      • Laurence Babchyuk

        I know it’s not like playin the Habs in Montreal but it’s pretty darn close

  • QSenFan

    Murray has to rip into refs after period

  • SensFanInMTL

    They should riot on the ice tonight.

  • Jacques

    Carlyle complaining what a drippy nosed weasel!

  • T K

    “Canada’s” national broadcaster. Embarrassing

  • SensFanInMTL

    Why are Hughson and Simpson such huge tools? Add Healy to the mix, and you have a massive circle jerk fest. CBC is absolutely horrible. Hope TSN buys out everything one day including their bathroom stalls and the remaining roll of toilet paper.

  • xiorcal

    i dont think the sens remember how to play during a powerplay.

  • Floridasensfan

    What bullshit, getting hard to watch

  • Jacques

    Had Melnyk not been so hard up for cash, I would have preferred he stayed with Sportsnet, TSN is pretty toronto bullshit filled as well!

    • xiorcal

      Once is team of detectives are done with the Karlsson/cooke incident I want them to look into this game. ;-)

  • bluebuyyoo

    All bullshit aside, I like our chances in the 3rd. Even after 2 periods deep in enemy territory, the Leafs can’t get the lead.

  • Sandy

    Time for an official complaint to the NHL. This is embarrassing. O’Hallorhan and Devorski should be embarrassed.. They are not even trying to hide it.. I wonder if they would try the same thing in Ottawa?

    • Jacques

      O’Hallora he’s another Sens hater!

  • luckan20

    What ever it is there should have been call Kadri. It was a head first. Now Don Cherry who sleep with underwear and hugs Kadri baby doll will not call it a bad hit. Trust me that he is double standard.

    • Jacques

      Even though no penalty the league has to look at that, it was vicious could have killed Ceci, surprised he wasn’t hurt!

  • bluebuyyoo

    When asked what Ottawa needs to do to win in the 3rd, i wish Neil had said that we need to pay the refs more than the Leafs.

  • SensFanInMTL

    Thank you PJ, for setting the record straight.

    • JGP44

      I missed it – what did he say? I presume it has something to do with the refs’ play tonight?

      • Millennium

        He showed video evidence that the ref wasn’t looking and completely missed the play, and the call. He concluded it was definitely a hit from behind, and might be reviewable.

        • JGP44

          Thanks. Wish I hadn’t missed that then

        • Sandy

          It’s a Leaf… no suspension for hitting a Sens player. When was the last time any one was suspended for a bad hit on a Sens player?

          • Millennium

            Oh I agree, Stock is doing some wishful thinking on that one

          • bluebuyyoo

            The NHL will not review the hit as any finding other than a clean hit would mean that the refs truly are incompetent.

      • T K

        Calls out ref for looking the wrong way, says that there should have been a penalty, goal waived off AND that the hit should be reviewed for supplementary discipline. Dead on correct on all points.

        • JGP44

          Thanks for the summary!

  • T K

    I’ve always loved PJ Stock, even before he let me drink his beer at his party

  • SuckitPhaneuf

    Nothing will change
    Leaf fans will insist they desrve to win

  • http://www.crashthenet.ca/ Luc Wolfe

    Ottawa needs to win this game. . I dont want to see chirp post ottawa lose to refs… ottawa deserve the calls they got… but ottawa did stop skating on those plays… keep skating and we will score… that being said. .. I hope kadri gets punish one way or the other

    • xiorcal

      The 2 penalty to conacher should not have been called. The one on Karlsson was ok. The zibby one was not something you expect to see call in this game the way the ref are calling the game.

      • http://www.crashthenet.ca/ Luc Wolfe

        I don’t have issues with it they just need to be call when the leafs does it

    • JGP44

      Homefully Kassian will have an eye out for him…

  • SuckitPhaneuf

    Lets hope karma catches up with kadri soon

    • xiorcal

      By karma do you mean Neil getting is gordie hat trick?

      • Laurence Babchyuk

        Pffffff, Kadri fighting someone….. That someone being Neil….
        I think you had to many beers lol

        • xiorcal

          i dont expect him to fight but i do expect neil to punch

          • Laurence Babchyuk

            Well, we don’t need more penalties, I personally would love that same hit, done to him and the refs not calling a penality.

          • xiorcal

            if the same it happen they will call a penalty

      • Aaron 2.0

        Kadri never, NEVER, backs up his actions. He won’t fight…

  • luckan20

    Conacher 1st penalty should have 4 on 4. Again it was the piece of shit who did dive on that play.

  • CUP 2014-15

    CC being the young man he is, got up and back in the melee. If he had laid on the ice like a leaf then the call may have been made. Looks good on his character.

    • Laurence Babchyuk

      Yeah, but we aren’t the Habs. We don’t fake like they do, let’s just win this game. That’s the way we will hurt them the most !

  • Sandy

    So the Sens may have deserved some of those penalties.. but when the other team does something that warrants a penalty.. it should be called.. Not looked the other way..

  • JGP44

    lol, Lehner is wearing a Sens cap with ’93′ signed on the bill…

    • T K

      He stole it a couple of months ago and dared zibby to try and get it back

      • JGP44

        oh sit – that’s awesome!

  • bluebuyyoo

    Methot & Gryba almost 19 minutes.
    Karlsson 15:30

    What did he do?

    • CUP 2014-15

      nothing, PK

    • Zelle

      Nothing. Probably just MacLean’s way of wanting to put some punishment on t he Leafs.

  • Brock

    Somebody please smash Kadri.

  • GeeGee1313

    Refs trying to give us back one…but, hey, we’ll take it…

  • xiorcal

    I can see the zebras calling one against us before our pp is over

  • CUP 2014-15

    CC with the winner

    • GeeGee1313

      I’m feelin’ it too!

  • bluebuyyoo

    Leafs can go bowling for Sens too. Wow!

  • T K

    Another bull shit call

    • xiorcal

      not this time
      Not supposed to grab the opponent jersey to slow him down

  • JGP44

    greening is earning his money tonight

    ffs kessel

  • http://www.crashthenet.ca/ Luc Wolfe

    Sens are free falling. ..fuck

    • http://www.crashthenet.ca/ Luc Wolfe

      Stop skating since leafs first goal. .. no excuses guys… this team stop playing

  • Moudy Mahfouz

    Phaneuf gets a penalty. Healy complains. Kadri clearly hits Ceci from behind (should have been 5 and a game). I dont care what people say that wasnt even a hold either… Reffing has been the worst ive noticed. all year

    • bluebuyyoo

      It’s the only reason the Leafs are in this game.

      • Jayme Reid

        Only reason there in a play off spot.

  • xiorcal

    Neil is having some fun there

  • SensFanInMTL

    I never wanted to destroy a team like I wanna destroy TO. I hate their fans, I hate #43, I hate the refs and I hate the panel. Simpson, Healy, Hughson = une grande circle de crosser.

    • Laurence Babchyuk

      Montreal is the team that I hate the most, very close to them is Toronto

      • Sandy

        Toronto and their fans I absolutely hate with a passion. No dislike.. just hate.
        My hatred and disgust is getting up there for CBC. Just another version of Leafs TV.

        • xiorcal

          The fact that during our best year the habs where not a really good team (often missing the playoff or knock early) did not help to create the bad blood those playoff games did vs the leafs.

      • SensFanInMTL

        I don’t want to sound like I’m defending me ville but, the Habs are our friends compared to the Leafs. Habs fans are just fuckin stupid for the most part. You know that all too familiar sound that emanates from the Bell Centre?

        “HEY HEY HEYYY. BOOOOOOOOOOOOO!”

        God I fuckin hate that so much I sound so juvenile.

  • LeafsSux

    Why cant we beat these shit birds?!!!!! Fuck I hate the Leafs…

  • luckan20

    It is disgusting ti listen to CBC donkeys.

  • xiorcal

    Goal?

  • Moudy Mahfouz

    GOAL

  • T K

    Wonderful

  • http://www.crashthenet.ca/ Luc Wolfe

    Lol

  • JGP44

    holy shit – really?

  • Laurence Babchyuk

    Niceeeeee

  • GeeGee1313

    Melnyk’s call to the NHL head office was well received…

  • xiorcal

    Karma

  • T K

    Fuck yeah

  • Laurence Babchyuk

    That was….. Unexpected lol

  • bluebuyyoo

    Incredible that CBC with all its fucking technology and experience has no fucking clue that the play is under review. Assholes!

    • Sicilian

      They were too busy ranking Kessel’s line in the NHL

  • Brock

    Karma’s a little bitch.

  • JGP44

    I have never seen a goal retroactively awarded like that before. Anyone else?

    • xiorcal

      Yep we where playing against the blues or the canes and the horn was blown while they where still playing a good 20 second after the actual goal.

  • http://www.crashthenet.ca/ Luc Wolfe

    We need more commercial breaks

  • Millennium

    We can’t even get our goals from the refs without the video replay!

    (i kid, that was hard to see)

  • Sandy

    So the game is tied.. Do the Sens start the parade to the penalty box again to make sure the Leafs win this game?

    • Laurence Babchyuk

      Next call will be vs the sens for sure

  • bluebuyyoo

    Screw the Howe. I wanna see Neil get the hatty!

    • Laurence Babchyuk

      You have idea that Neil is considered like the real captain of this team by the way he talks to his team mates and the way they respond. Hes a bonified character player

  • LeafsSux

    Neil is drinking the Kool Aid tonight,,, lol

    • T K

      Apparently, it’s the soup.

      • http://www.crashthenet.ca/ Luc Wolfe

        Home soup for him

  • Deadly

    Replay please

    • Laurence Babchyuk

      Lol was thinking the same thing

    • Laurence Babchyuk

      We need a commercial break !

  • SuckitPhaneuf

    The leafs will get a power play with under 5 minutes like they always do
    Wait for it……

    • xiorcal

      hey, i’m the one calling the call in advance :-P

  • T K

    Great hit from Ryan right there

  • Laurence Babchyuk

    Dumb play

  • xiorcal

    such a bad play by andy

    • Millennium

      That was on Gryba

    • Sicilian

      what? that was all Gryba

    • T K

      No that was Gryba. He can see blue coming and doesn’t go wide and hard

  • Moudy Mahfouz

    Just not our night man…

  • bluebuyyoo

    and CBC is happy again

  • SensFanInMTL

    I am being told that Gryba is being traded effective immediately tonight.

    • CUP 2014-15

      Andy fucked him

      • bluebuyyoo

        Andy told him to pass it to the Leafs

        • CUP 2014-15

          no, he;s flat foot at the boards, Andy has to go other corner. He hesitated.

          • SenaTHOR

            Could have gone high but the pass to Methot was open until the Toronto player stepped behind the net.

          • CUP 2014-15

            I was wondering if T.O. was changing. There were 3 leafs in deep before he passes.

  • Zelle

    Sigh…

  • SuckitPhaneuf

    Healy just came in his pants

  • Laurence Babchyuk

    Hope that it didn’t cost the game

  • JGP44

    Now I’d *really* like to see Neiler with the hat trick

  • SensFanInMTL

    Sacrament, d’esti calisse de tabarnak I just want to fuckin beat these fuckers bad man I hate these guys so damn fuckin much.

  • xiorcal

    both team are playing like garbage right now

  • Moudy Mahfouz

    Anyone else see that trip on Ryan..No call..

    • bluebuyyoo

      Lots of shit both ways not being called now

  • Laurence Babchyuk

    Fuck

  • JGP44

    ok, line brawl time

  • Laurence Babchyuk

    Speeeezaaaaaa watch your guy damn it

    • xiorcal

      there is 4 white jersey behind the goal line spezz is not the only one at fault there. Down by one he is supposed to cheat at that point of the game.

      • Laurence Babchyuk

        Center men has to get his guy at all time on a collapsing defense

  • SENSible

    Has Andy made a stop tonight?

    • xiorcal

      not is best game for sure. A bit to careless for me tonight. On the goal after the ceci incident and the one where he gave the puck to Gryba he was not sharp at all.

  • sben

    this was a must-win. Look at the standings.

  • Zelle

    Why can’t Sens just win against these guys. Bleh.

  • Sicilian

    Toronto’s last couple of goals were good ones. We didn’t play well. BUT it was all those penalties at the beginning that threw the whole Sens off

    • bluebuyyoo

      Yup. The refs took any flow out of the Sens. Should be the first two stars.

  • http://www.crashthenet.ca/ Luc Wolfe

    We arent making the playoffs we stop skating on every goal and penalty. .. we cant be on and off to be in the playoffs are not

    • SensFanInMTL

      Our boys are playing hard bro. These incompetent refs cost us every game we face against these pieces of shit.

      • Aaron 2.0

        Obviously what happened influenced the game. But, if you were the coach, is that honestly what you’re telling the team tonight? – “This game was great, keep doing everything exactly the same, the only reason you lost was the refs”. I’m sure you don’t honestly believe that. Lots to fix before the next one.

  • sben

    the hit on ceci non-call lost us the game. Healy also has to be fired

    • WaitingSince92

      Sums it all up perfectly.

  • Jacques

    Can take this crap! Guys who don’t know how to play in front of their own net! Very frustrating, and all the NO calls!

  • Laurence Babchyuk

    The Ceci hit changed the game

    • Sicilian

      That and all the penalties the other way

  • aegiszx

    Lets not pretend like we didn’t know what the outcome of this game was going to be… Saturday night. ACC. Home Ice. CBC… Fuck you Healy. Fuck you Zebras. And a big FUCK you Kadri, you little punk.

  • sben

    karlsson didn’t get off to good start this game and he has been playing really badly since halfway through the 2nd. Because of the penalties he wasn’t on the ice long enough. The kadri non-call was also a stupid call. It is ridiculous that when the sens are in TO all of a sudden the refs hate the sens. I wish that all the teams had an equal fanbase equal revenue and equal payroll. Ridiculous some of these big teams.

    • Sandy

      .. all of a sudden the refs hate the sens?

      Where have you been. When have the Sens EVER been given the benefit of the doubt..

      • sben

        you’re right

  • roon42 .

    Heres an interesting stat, Sens have never beaten the leafs ever…. or wait it just feels that way….. damnit.

    • sben

      never beaten the leafs at ACC. Yeah.

      • Sandy

        Yeah… they have.. Not much but I was there for 1 win..

  • Jacques

    Let’s stop the bullshit and play the right players. I only noticed Condra once tonight and that was when he drew the penalty. And Kassian in for DaCosta is a joke. He was playing well and he would’ve feasted on those lousy Leaf d-men.

  • Aaron 2.0

    I’ll get a lot of flack for this, i’m sure. I think this was probably the most disappointing game for me of the year. Just last game, Ottawa decided they had a big enough lead and stopped playing. That game ended up being a lot harder than it needed to be. Tonight, they did the same thing, only up 2 goals on a team that scores with ease. I’m disappointed in the broadcast, in the refs, the allocation of minutes, but mostly in the players. The defense in the 2nd half of the game was about as bad as I’ve seen since the beginning of the year. Leafs were able to walk right in on Anderson over and over again. Regardless of the missed hit and goal (which should absolutely be reviewed by the leage, they didn’t deserve the win tonight.

    • Millennium

      Our biggest problem all year long: can’t play a full 60

    • Jacques

      Cowen could have a timbit kid skate around him, it’s obvious he can’t f&-ing skate. It happened at least 5 times tonight.

  • Roar…

    The officiating was terrible, but this loss is 100% on the coach. Taking out Da Costa to play the ogre was such a frustrating move. Da Costa’s line pulls 70% possession (not to mention his ability with the puck on the PP is deadly) and instead we put in a guy who can’t stick handle to save his life.

    The Kadri hit was from behind obviously. I think the team just psychologically didn’t really recover from the play. They got pissed off and upset and just sort of threw in the towel. Everyone except Greening-Smith-Neil anyway. They seemed to resign themselves to the fact that the reffing was bullshit and gave up. That’s something you just can’t ever do. Not pleased at all from the lack of passion by the top two lines tonight.

    Bullshit game, pretty clear why Toronto is in playoff position (they get lots of timely help from the Zebra’s despite running league low possession numbers). Just frustrated that the team really didn’t step up for this one.

    Gryba with his standard grenade fail with the puck. God he’s fucking terrible with the puck. Still better than Phillips & Corvo though so I’d keep the pairings the same most likely. Frustrating fucking game. Not sure why I give a shit anyways. Without spending properly this team is just first round cannon fodder for Boston or the Penguins. Not winning a series if we don’t spend properly to be competitive. Blah.

    • bluebuyyoo

      Our young D looked young on goals 4 and 5. Not shitting on them, but the good Leaf players took advantage of them.

      • Jacques

        Doesn’t help when your forwards can’t cover a guy in front of the net either. Leadership, we need some! Neil was a leader tonight. Some guy is going on 26 games without an even strength goal and it ain’t GOMEZ!

        • bluebuyyoo

          Who would that be Jacques?

          • Jacques

            You know damn well who, the guy who makes the big wide turns and doesn’t follow his men deep in his own zone. But he gets a pass in your world, while every other hard working sens player is open to criticism!

          • bluebuyyoo

            Sorry dude. Who are you talking about?

          • Aaron 2.0

            Spezza – 26 games with out a goal at even strength. Not commenting on the merit of the argument though – Just filling in the blank!

          • bluebuyyoo

            Not tonight Jacques.

          • Jacques

            What glorious thing did he do tonight, enlighten me. Great players rise to the occasion! Alfie carried this team with TUrris last year!

          • bluebuyyoo

            Sens lose. Jacques blames Spezza. Predictable and boring.

      • sprucesens

        yeah, i don’t think it was gryba’s fault on that behind the net goal. He did a normal play that happens all the time, and is a smart play. They just did good forechecking.

        • Roar…

          No. He made a soft pass behind the net right onto the stick of the Leaf player. It was entirely his fault. See what you want to see indeed…. if he made a proper hard around… they don’t score.

          • sprucesens

            the leaf player was in front of the net when he passed, but the other D was flat footed, and the leaf came flying in. It was a good goal by the leafs. As much as that pains me to say it.

    • SenaTHOR

      What about Pw46 getting out muscled. Forget that? Funny you see what you want to see.

      • Roar…

        What are you talking about? I didn’t say anything about Wier’s game this evening. Arguable he wasn’t very good though that’s for sure. In terms of “see what you want to see” pretty sure Ceci has been getting out-muscled on a regular basis as well. Phillips and Corvo still far worse than the kids… T_T

        • SenaTHOR

          What about Karlssons’s 5 giveaways. You certainly have your whipping boys.

          • Roar…

            Well… unlike you, I sort of focus on the actual weak points of the team. Karlsson is not a problem. He didn’t have his best game. It happens. He certainly didn’t hurt us out there. I’m sure if his slapper went in you’d be saying he had a great game T_T. Still our best D by a mile this evening, just not up to his normal standard.

            Gryba was the one who made the terrible soft pass behind the net right onto the opposing players stick to cause a goal. It was really obvious that puck needed to be pumped hard and he tried the cute play. Say what you want, guy is a disaster with the puck on his stick. I’ve always said he’s good without the puck (he is) he’s just stupid as shit when he has it. That’s what you get with a borderline NHL player.

            Gryba is the one who is extremely replaceable out of the group.

            Just ask yourself… who would fetch the least in a trade of Ottawa’s roster D that played last night. The answer is Gryba. Pretty sure you have your answer on who’s worst right there. Wiercioch has considerably more value. He’s younger, better and has far more room to develop (get stronger in particular) than Gryba. Gryba is basically what he will be already. He’s fully there. He’s not going to get much better – if at all.

  • aegiszx

    I love that we go from one whiny b—-, Kadri to another in Crosby… /sarcasm

    • roon42 .

      they are whiny bitches…. that is not up for debate.

    • Zelle

      At least Crosby has creds and some humility. Kadri is just a tool and has no respect for other players.

  • T K

    Time to watch Ancient Aliens. Everyone there is insane but unlike Leasts fans, they are logical in their insanity.

  • Deadly

    I don’t think the game is over for Kadri. He might have one more call to take..from the league.

    • roon42 .

      for some reason I think the league wont look twice at that. I doubt we will hear of it again and I hope I’m wrong.

    • bluebuyyoo

      If the league reviews the call, they will be admitting that their refs made a mistake. WIll not happen.

    • Aaron 2.0

      It’ll be interesting to see what they do. I suspect nothing comes of it because (i) they won’t want to draw attention to the poor officiating, and (ii) Ceci wasn’t hurt on the play (it’s ridiculous that it matters if an injury actually occurred, but it does).

      • sprucesens

        they’ll review it, but there won’t be any discipline. Its the leafs, and no injury

        • Aaron 2.0

          I’m not so sure. If they officially review it, and have a phone call with Kadri, the play is in-defensible. There is nothing he could say to make that play ambiguous. I think the league ‘looks’ at it, but with no official review. If they do, I don’t see how he doesn’t get suspended.

          • sprucesens

            hopefully. I think i’m just jaded by the discipline commitee/leaf lovers bias.

  • Sensturion

    I don’t think I’ve ever felt so much rage after watching a hockey game in my life. I’m not joking when I say I was ready to punch a hole in the wall.

    • roon42 .

      I did.

    • sprucesens

      i was fuming too. if i see kadri ever in real life, i will take a fine and assault charge and beat that clown to the ground. I might not be tall, but at 511 240, i think i can do enough damage to make it worth my while. I imagine there will be no discipline, when it was probably an inch away from breaking ceci’s neck… Thats simply not how you play hockey.

      • sprucesens

        and sorry chirp for the anger/uncalled for talk.

        • Jacques

          Go for it, I’ll bail you out of jail!

          • sprucesens

            lol, but i’m in edmonton, so you’d have to come a long ways

          • Jacques

            Haha!

        • sben

          I’ll donate half your bond.
          (not really)

    • Jacques

      I agree, bro!

  • luckan20

    I like there are fans like me. I am always pissed when lose these Leafs and hate all the CBC clowns. I thought it is Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, not Toronto Broadcasting Corporation.

    Honestly, I will put a hole in Healy mouth.

  • Richard Gough

    Suck it Kessel !!!!!

  • aegiszx

    You know what the worst thing is? I bet you Glen fucking Healy is in the Home Dressing Room high-fiving all them Leafs screaming “GOOD JOB TEAM, NICE GOIN GUYS”.

    • Zelle

      Nah he’s probably too busy jacking off.

      • aegiszx

        He’s such a friggin tool.

  • Richard Gough

    Suck it Kessel !!!! Homoe

    • Zelle

      Seriously that’s not an insult it’s a sexual orientation.

  • Zelle

    I’m glad to see I’m not the only one incredibly pissed off tonight. I just want the Sens to beat these guys just once. So many explicits tonight. SO. MANY.

  • T K

    I hope that Spezza goes to Devorski and gets that souvenir stick back…

  • Jacques

    C’mon Murray go get Hemsky! will be like getting a young Alfie back, he’ll be stoked to play on a team fighting for the playoffs again. He drives possession, can enter the zone on the Powerplay, will help a lot.

    • Jacques

      We need another skilled forward, who has speed!

      • Aaron 2.0

        As disappointed as I am with the result, and the effort / focus in the back-half of the game, it sort of demonstrates just how young this team is. A lot of mistakes made tonight. I’m just not sure it’s worth surrendering picks or prospects at this point in the team’s development for a rental. The team still has a lot of growing to do. I’m not sure now is the time.

        • CUP 2014-15

          For a rental, I agree. If BM can make a move for another 24-28 yr old talent earning 5-7M for three pieces, I am fine with that. This team needs to make some room, but it has to be a piece for the future.

          • Jacques

            You can resign Hemsky, would be happy in Ottawa. The guy can play, watch an Edmonton game, painful to do but you’ll be impressed. Love this guy plays 200ft.

          • Aaron 2.0

            I’ve actually always loved Hemsky. If re-signing was a guarantee, I’d probably feel differently about it. I’d still be worried about injuries though, and is already 30.

          • Jacques

            A change of scenery would do this guy some good.

          • Aaron 2.0

            It’s too bad you can’t ask about his feeling on signing before trading.

          • sprucesens

            sometimes you can. if they ask permission to speak to agent

          • Aaron 2.0

            Oh, I didn’t realize that. That could be worthwhile. How would people feel about it if he was open to signing here?

          • sprucesens

            living in edmonton, i know he’s a great player. he’s just always injured. He has been better lately though. So hopefully he is finally drinking some milk.

          • Jacques

            He would love Ottawa, especially with 65 handing him the puck at the opposing blue line.

          • Aaron 2.0

            I agree 100% with that. Someone who still have term left (and at a decent price) on the right side of 30 would be great. Turris really was a steal!

          • Jacques

            Of course, but hard to make a steal like that twice in the same decade.

          • Aaron 2.0

            Absolutely! That’s the challenge. Who in that position could be available?

          • sprucesens

            gudbrandson?

          • Jacques

            He would be a huge improvement on Cowen cuz he can skate.

          • sben

            we don’t need another D-man. we need a forward for spezza

          • sprucesens

            even if he turns out better, i just don’t think we have room. we just have too many D. Even have lots of forward prospects pushing hard right now

          • Jacques

            You trade one of our slow left handed d-men lol.

          • Aaron 2.0

            He’d sure look good in a sens uniform!

          • CUP 2014-15

            Stewart in ST. Louis for one. Maybe D. Setigucchi (sp?)

      • sben

        Mason raymond. HE is amazing on TO and is on a 1 year contract. I don’t think he will be too expensive and he is an as good if not better version of macarthur with a little speed. I would love for him to be signed.

        • Jacques

          F-him!

          • sben

            If you forget your anger (which is hard I know) and think about the way he plays he is actually a really good player. Great value for money spent.

          • sprucesens

            i’d sign him in the offseason if we had room. but i would never trade toronto anything at all. a 7th rounder, maybe

          • Jacques

            He’s decent, just right now a Maple Laugh would kill me. Not making fun of your proposal at all dude.

    • http://www.crashthenet.ca/ Luc Wolfe

      No… hes injured… dont want an injured player

      • sben

        you could get him at a premium

  • SenaTHOR

    When the Fk is Spezza going to learn how to play defence. He had plays on two guys and just coasted. We just played like shit in the 3rd.

    • Jacques

      You aren’t allowed to say that here bro, Spezza gets a pass!

      • sben

        Every one played badly tonight not just spezza. IT is wrong to blame one guy when it is the whole team who is at fault here.

        • SenaTHOR

          Has nothing to do with offense. It his BRUTAL defensive zone coverage.

          • Jacques

            Man, I agree but people don’t understand that hockey means playing it in both zones. Point a game player my ass when more end up in our own net.

          • bluebuyyoo

            LOL!

      • bluebuyyoo

        Spezza does not get a pass. He just doesn’t deserve to get shit on after every Sens loss. #25 was the only + player. 16-7-6 didn’t register a point. Anderson should have made a couple of more saves. The young D looked their age.

        Your hatred of Spezza is laughable

        • Jacques

          Yeah but others covered their men defensively but I guess a Captain can pretend to look interested and do F-All!

          • bluebuyyoo

            Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz………………..

          • Jacques

            Anyways twelve year olds who don’t understand hockey should be in bed, so go to bed kid please.

          • bluebuyyoo

            Come on Jacques. Can’t find the words to make a coherent reply, so you resort to attacks.

          • Jacques

            Does Spezza play a complete game , TELL ME! Zibby should be second center and. Spezza let him play against the other teams 3-4 lines. 12-14 minutes a night max or trade him FACK! Zibby plays a complete game. Poor guy has to play on 19′s wing.

          • bluebuyyoo

            Stop moving the goalposts. Spezza is *not* the reason the Sens lost tonight.

          • Jacques

            Ok bro whatever! He had opportunities to make defensive zone plays on 2 goals and just stood there doing nothing inches from the play, but you know better than anyone else.

          • bluebuyyoo

            As I said before, your hatred of Spezza clouds your judgement and is laughable. It is too easy to single out one player rather than looking at the big picture.

          • Jacques

            If I’m laughable your defence of him is just as laughable! 26 games and counting! In the meantime, our goalies are getting a sunburn from the red lightning going on behind them when certain guys don’t get involved! it takes 6 guys on the ice per team playing hard! Good night!

          • bluebuyyoo

            No Jacques. I look at the entire team after a win or loss. Sure, Spezza has struggled this season, but overall, he is still one of this team’s best players.

          • SenaTHOR

            Offensive players, please be accurate.

          • bluebuyyoo

            Definitely. And because of that, he is the reason for every Sens loss. Right?

        • Jacques

          You must be his brother!

  • Mitchell

    I have made condoms already with the pictures of the leafs faces on them. I plan to go to a leaf game and throw them at glen Healy and tell him to f*ck em already. I was so pissed off that kadri did that illegal hit I hope he gets 15 games minimum for it. That could of ended Ceci career

    • Sandy

      It won’t be reviewed because Ceci wasn’t injured..
      The league wants that out of the game yet the refs won’t penalize it.
      Time for the NHL to direct the Refs to do a postgame scrum…
      I think the Sens players and the fans of the NHL want an explanation..

    • sben

      I think glenn wants to have kids with the leafs so he won’t be needing them. (I hope no kids read this comment section)

  • Sandy

    Andy had to be better… the D is young and still makes mistakes.. Leaf fans on TSN are now saying the Leafs are a juggernaut..

    • SenaTHOR

      Hate the fuckers but we cant really argue.

  • Sandy

    The Sens needed 2 pts badly.

    The next two games.. back to back.. Pitts & St. Louis. It’s going to be hard to get 1 point in those 2 games..

    • Aaron 2.0

      So what game do we give to Lehner? Pit or STL?

  • George

    Excellent!! The hate is back. This will make for very interesting rematch. If our boys can’t get up for the next game they don’t deserve to be in the playoffs. My guess they will be ready!!

    • Sandy

      Doesn’t matter. They needed those 2 pts. When they meet again.. it could be all over for the Sens this season..

      • Aaron 2.0

        I wouldn’t throw the towel in yet! Over our last 3, we have wins against Columbus and Tampa Bay, and a loss to Toronto. That loss is painful, but that’s a respectable record with all 3 teams currently higher in the standings than us (and two of the teams on pretty impressive streaks of their own). This week leading into the break will be very telling, I think. We just need to stay within striking distance, and there’s still a chance!

      • Jayme Reid

        The way Toronto has played this year it could be over for them.

  • BigDaddy

    Wow infuriating game to watch, Gary made the call clearly wants the Leafs in the playoffs. How can that be a non call on Kadri so obvious especially with the lack of calls going our way prior to that. On top of that Glen Healy was so busy slurping Kessel that he completely ignored the neil goal under review. I think every sens fan was shouting for a replay of what was going on with neils second goal while a highlight pack of senior one nut was going on.

    • Jacques

      Still laughing great post!

  • mkjr

    Great 1500th game by Devorski!! If there’s a plaque…I hope someone sticks it up his a**!

    • Jacques

      1 game too many!

    • Sandy

      How could they not see that hit? The puck was there.. Behind the net…
      Bogus non-call.
      But the Refs did their job… when do they collect their reward?

  • sprucesens

    sorry liver. you aren’t gonna like whats happening next, after this debacle.

    • H POTTER

      Way ahead if you mate

      • sprucesens

        cheers. drinking from a 1L Sens mug

        • sben

          make sure to drink water tomorrow morning. Dehydration ain’t good.

    • Jacques

      Hitting the hard stuff!

  • Aaron 2.0

    I know this has been discussed many times before, but tonight’s stats sort of highlight the decision to dress Kassian. He had 1:30 TOI (and a staged fight). What’s the coach’s logic here?

    • sben

      I don’t think da costa really could’nt ‘ve added a whole lot to this game.

      • Aaron 2.0

        No, I agree. The defense really struggled tonight in the 2nd half of the game – They’re a young group, it’s going to happen, I guess. But, what’s the thought process of tinkering with a winning line-up to play a guy 1:30?

  • Aaron 2.0

    I need to get one more thing off my chest tonight. Was there anything more despicable than refs telling our coaches that Ceci turned, and then Stock shows video showing the ref in place to make the call actually wasn’t looking? Man up, and say you missed the call. Okay, I think that about does it for venting!

  • Sandy

    So Carlyle is making a case for no suspension I guess. Did he go down to Shanahan’s office to tell him that..

    • Zelle

      There better be. Kadri has a history.

      • Sandy

        Doesn’t matter. The hit was against a Sens player.. No suspension.

        They won’t even review it..

        • SenaTHOR

          Kadri gets 2 games for sure OR the DPS loses all credibilty.

          • Zelle

            Woah hold on. They have credibility?

      • spartacus

        Conacher costs us this game along with the refs. It is time to sit him.
        Kadri will get his someday. He is hated around the league.

        • Zelle

          One bad game and he sits? I’d agree with that if it was the norm for other players but it’s not.

        • http://www.crashthenet.ca/ Luc Wolfe

          they didnt score when he was on the box… just telling

        • SenaTHOR

          We had defensive mistakes, missed call, and they played well for 1 1/2 periods. Holy F Neil got 3 points. Where the FK was everybody else. Team loss!

  • SoCal

    I have a bad feeling tonight’s game sealed this team’s playoff fate. There were more than 2 points on the line tonight

    • laffin681021

      This isn’t the end. They’re going to lose, they aren’t going to win every game. There’s still time you can’t give up after a little bump in the road.

    • Jayme Reid

      Not in the east to many team get hold and cold now if i am Leaf fan the Olympics scare me if Kessel and Jvr get hurt the Leafs season is over.

  • Terry

    OK. I have never been so mad. I usually don’t try to blame refs for loses but that was brutal. I know more then the refs cost the Sens the game but a 5 min major for boarding and a goal disallowed so it’s still 2 – 1 for Ottawa would’ve changed the outcome. And saying Ceci turned at the last minute is a load of shit. I am happy that I am at least buzzing for staying and drinking and watching the UFC but when you ask Maple Laffs fans about the Kadri hit and THEY say its dirty and the goal should not have counted it pisses a guy off!!!

  • Terry

    And the Laff’s fans are wankers. I have read blogs saying Kadri’s hit was clean.

    • Jayme Reid

      Would they say its clean if Kessel got hit from behind i doubt it.

  • jasonontheoldsenschirp

    A very unfortunate result in what was a much poorly managed game. The momentum shift of the game happened on a very dirty play that could have seriously hurt one of our players. I was absolutely shocked that the hit wasn’t called. No matter how good the team plays you will never win against the refs. I’m one that rarely blames refereeing for losses but this is one of them. The game could have gone entirely different if the right call was made.

    I hope the league looks at the call, but who knows for sure if they will.

    Just very unfortunate

  • Mark

    Ottawa fell apart after the non call on Kadri.

    Again, where is Bobby Ryan? He is no Kessel, that’s for sure. He is too invisible too often.

    • FistsofNeil25

      I wouldn’t compare those two players. Kessel’s way more of a game breaker than Ryan is. He’s clearly a far superior player.

  • Andrews theory

    Kadri;
    “He was actually looking up, looking up ice I think from what I remember when I was kind of engaging him,” said Kadri. “I think he turned to just give himself a little more room at that point I’m just fully committed to the hit and I just finished my check.

    “To be honest, I did let up a little bit and the puck was laying there and I just put it in front.”

    To be honest you are an idiot and that was a completely dirty reckless hit. There was no let up, you can see him follow through with his arms. 2 game suspension if Ceci is hurt on that play.

    Pretty hard to win when you have get 5 penalties before the other team gets one.

    Lots of what ifs that game;

    Kadri gets called
    Ryan finishes his drive to the net and puts it in the open cage
    Karlssons shot goes in
    Andy makes one of those saves, he really needed to step up and while he wasn’t awful you can’t let in that many goals and win.

    • sben

      I’m so glad we drafted cowen instead. Even though cowen is not as good as kadri he isn’t nearly as dirty. I hate all this ref crap where the ref knows he made a stupid non-call for one team so he favors the other team the whole game.. Just ref the game properly without all this crap. Coaches should be allowed to challenge too. Maclean never uses his timeout so it won’t really matter much to him.

    • Ruth-Crisp

      Kadri is a yapper, always has an excuse. Clearly hit Ceci from behind. He does have a history but will get off because he plays in Toronto. The ref was not even looking at the play. How can he say Ceci turned when he was looking elsewhere?

  • Conor_smythe

    500th!

    • sben

      huh?

  • SenaTHOR

    It is no wonder Spezza didn’t get a look for Sochi. Canada wants two way players.

    • sben

      all you guys ever do is criticize spezza.