Sunday, February 25, 2007
Sens 6, "Saberks" 5
Well, by and large cooler heads prevailed in the much anticipated rematch of these two clubs in Ottawa.
The bad news of course is that our guys lost....but if there's any good news to come out of this, it's that the Saberks didn't lose any one to injury for the first time in recent memory.
Despite the rash of recent injuries, Buffalo came within a missed penalty shot and a goal that came jussssst a bit too late at the end of the first period from walking out of Scotiabank Place with a win. And Buffalo's resilience was in full effect as they rallied from down three goals to tie the game at five on Tallinder's second of the game.
A couple of fisticuffs took place....Peters and McGratton went to a draw and Neil got the better of Mair, who jumped on Neil when Neil got a good shot on Kaleta.
Speaking of Kaleta.....pretty nice hit he put on McGratton.
It was a game with some unusual goals...Vanek just shoving the puck under Emery.....Pominville reaching out and barely getting the puck over the goal line before Emery could get to it....and finally Ottawa winning the game on a Spezza goal off of a weird bounce off of the boards.
Still atop the conference with a five point lead on Jersey thanks to the Devils loss earlier in the day. And the Maple Losers are still outside the playoff picture. All in all life is still good.