The Senators certainly didn’t have their A game this afternoon in Atlanta but they were able to battle back with two goals in the third period and send the game to a shootout. The Sens couldn’t find a way to beat Mason in the shootout though and Atlanta picked up the extra point.
Despite picking up a point, the Sens remain in 28th in the NHL.
With the battle at the bottom of the standings tightening up, I’m sure there were some fans disappointed to see the Sens pick up the single point. Although I think even those fans have to admire the fight in this team right now.
Despite giving up four goals, Craig Anderson was strong in goal again. Thrashers finished the game with a significant edge in shots on goal and if not for Anderson, this game would not have been as close as it was.
He has now stopped 11 /12 shootout attempts in an Ottawa uniform.
Marek Svatos scored the tying goal for the Sens in this one. It was his second of the game and 100th in the NHL.
Beginning tomorrow, I’ll be doing a week of giveaways here on SensChirp. Each day, I’ll be handing out a pair of tickets in the Wiser’s Suite on the 100 level for the Sens/Flyers game on April 5. You must be legal drinking age to enter.
Check in tomorrow for complete contest details.
Here is how the bottom five look after this afternoon’s action with both the Sens and Panthers losing in shootouts.