The hockey gods are finding new and unusually cruel ways to punish the hockey team from the Nation’s Capital.
The Ottawa Senators appeared to take a 3-2 third period last night over the Flyers only to have an inconclusive video review decide otherwise. After having that goal waved off, the wheels came completely off for the Sens as the Flyers scored twice in the span of 23 seconds to steal the game away. It was a tough call but like so many of the other losses this season, the Ottawa Senators just weren’t good enough.
They’ll have a chance to bounce back quickly as they play host to the Minnesota Wild.
Minnesota has been one of the more pleasant surprises in the early going this season, turning things around under Head Coach Mike Yeo and remaining competitive in the extremely difficult Western Conference. They have posted a 13-5-4 record which is remarkably, good enough for just 8th place in the West. That same record would have them sitting first in the Eastern Conference. With that said, the Wild are coming off one of their worst losses of the season last night, falling 6-2 to the Canadiens last night in Montreal.
Expect plenty of booing from the home town crowd tonight as the Wild line up will likely two of the more hated players in Ottawa Senators history in Dany Heatley and Matt Cooke.
With the back to back games, there’s no morning skate planned for the Senators today. Head Coach Paul MacLean will meet with the media at 10:45 AM to explain his line up. Safe to assume there will be changes to the group that lost last night in Philadelphia including in goal, where the Senators are expected to return to Craig Anderson.
Keep an eye on the comment section below for updates on the line up and any potential call ups or trade rumours that may pop up.
- -It’s going to be an extremely busy couple days on the home front, as Mrs, SensChirp and I are expecting the birth of our first child at any moment. If things go quiet around here for a couple days, you’ll know where I went. As always, you can count on the comment section to keep you updated on all the latest news in the meantime. I’ll do my best to keep things at least somewhat updated on here and on Twitter. Look after the place while I’m gone, will ya?