Neil Scores Twice in Sens Win

SensChirp September 25, 2011 0

On Friday night it was the Habs that staged a comeback as Ottawa let a 3-0 lead slip away on home ice.

On Saturday night, it was the Senators turn as they rallied from two goals down and scored a 3-2 win on a late goal by tough guy Chris Neil.

With the win, the Senators moved their preseason record to 2-1-1 and now head to Newfoundland for the Hockeyville game against the Winnipeg Jets.

The battle for that second line centre position continues to be one of the most prominent in this camp and last night it was Da Costa who looked like the guy that's ready to grab the spot. 

He has show a little bit of chemistry with Michalek

Solid, hard working game from Chris Neil last night.  He was credited with the tying goal after his pass banked off a couple skates and later converted a Filatov pass for the go-ahead goal late in the game.  Neil will be looked at as one of the leaders on this team this year and he looks like he is ready to embrace that role.

David Rundblad was one of the most talked about players heading into this camp but he looks like he is in tough to grab a spot with the big club.  While he has improved as camp has moved along, he is still adjusting to the North American game.  Rundblad has indicated he's not sure whether he would accept a demotion to Bingo or head back to Sweden but he certainly would benefit from some time in the AHL.

Paul MacLean has a tough decision ahead of him.

The team is expected to announce more cuts when they return from St. John's, Newfoundland.  After that, the team will have just two preseason games remaining and will begin to finalize the line up during match ups with the Leafs and Bruins.