Sens Steal a Point

SensChirp December 9, 2011 0

The Ottawa Senators stormed out to a 3-0 lead and it looked like this would be a cake walk for the visiting squad.

The Sens were in control but a three goal lead was laughed aside by the Devils and if not by a late goal by Jesse Winchester, this would have been an easy two points for the New Jersey Devils.

The Ottawa Senators were in control in this one but back to back shorthanded goals welcomed the New Jersey Devils back into the game.

Parise made it 3-1 in a  shorthanded situation and then Zubrus scored a man short to force a one goal game. Tedenby tied it and not long after Kovalchuk gave the Devils what had to be classified as a surprising lead.

Jesse Winchester scored a heroic goal late to steal a point form the Devils but in the end Pete DeBoer's group walked away with the two points.  I hate to blame a loss on a goalie but the Sens really could have used a save from Alex Auld in the shootout.  While it's always tough to see the Sens cough up a lead, you have to admire the determination the Ottawa Senators showed late in regulation. 

That late goal by Winchester helped steal a point the Sens had no business being a part of.

The Sens are next in action on Saturday night when they play host to the Vancouver Canucks.

I would be remiss if I didn't take time to thank everyone that took part in the Hunt4Chirp.  While there were only two winners, it certainly seemed like many folks were on the hunt.  Thanks to those that took part.