Sens Lose 5-1

The Flyers jumped on the Senators early in this one, shooting from almost every angle. It seemed that there strategy was to go to the net and shoot from the point as both Danny Briere and Darrell Powe scored on tipped shots to put the Flyers up 2-1 after one (Spezza scored for the Sens).

The second period started with both teams trading chances, but then the Senators started getting into penalty trouble.  Erik Karlsson received 3 penalties in row, putting his team down a man and limiting their offensive chances.  The Senators would be able to kill all 3 Karlsson penalties, but their luck would run out as Claude Giroux would score on a Nick Foligno goaltending interference PP and put the Flyers up 3-1 after 2.

Mike Richards took over the 3rd.  While killing a penalty, Richards stole the puck from Erik Karlsson, skated in on Elliott and backhanded it home to give the Flyers a 4-1 lead.  Then, he followed up a succession of shots by putting in a rebound to make it 5-1 and officially ending the scoring.

Not a terrific effort by the Senators.  A lot of their shots came from bad angles, with no traffic in front.  They got themselves in penalty trouble in the second and seemed to decrease their overall effort once they fell behind more than one goal.  This team still seems to have an issue with confidence and their ability to come from behind.

Cory Clouston

Daniel Alfredsson

Video of Clouston, Elliott & Ruutu


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