Cardiac Kids Do It Again

SensChirp January 9, 2012 0

The magic continues for the Ottawa Senators.

Down 4-2 after forty minutes, the Sens looked liked they were out of it. Except Paul MacLean's Ottawa Senators just don't quit.  The Sens rallied with four third period goals for a 6-4 win and in the process take 3 of 4 points in the weekend home and home with the Flyers.

Considering both teams were playing in a back to back situation, the first period had a terrific pace to it. Both the Sens and Flyers made defensive mistakes that led to great scoring chances at both ends. Daniel Alfredsson and Chris Neil tallied for the Sens in the opening frame but the Flyers scored three of their own to hold a 3-2 lead through the first twenty minutes.

In the second period you could see fatigue start to creep into the Sens game a little bit. The Flyers stretched the lead to 4-2 on a power play goal by Matt Read and it looked like Philly was in control.

And then the third period happened.

On a night where the Sens just didn't seem to have their legs, the 3rd period switch was flipped and the Sens got right back in the game. First Colin Greening scored to cut the lead to one then a little over three minutes later Erik Karlsson tied it up. With overtime looming, a point shot by Filip Kuba hit a body out front and found a way past Bryzgalov. Foligno added the empty netter and capped off another ridiculous third period comeback.

Huge two points for the Sens as they get set to head out on the road. They are in Pittsburgh on Tuesday, New York on Thursday and close out the week in Montreal on Saturday.

With the win, Ottawa leap frogs the New Jersey Devils for 5th in the East. Games in hand still an issue but Ottawa is now just three points back of the division leading Boston Bruins.

  • Another solid game for Kyle Turris. He now has eight points in his first ten games in a Sens uniform and has helped stabilize the team's second line. People knew all about his offensive game but I've been really impressed with his play without the puck. Very strong defensively and always seems to be in good position. Had a good night in the faceoff circle too, going 12 for 16 for 75%
  • Erik Karlsson is really, really good. Another multi-point game and now has 41 points on the season.  Played just over 24 minutes tonight and was a +5. Incredible.
  • 14th sellout of the season for the Sens tonight and 6th straight. Shouldn't come as a big surprise the way things have gone at SBP this year. Unbelievably fun team to watch right now.