Sens Lose 5-2

A game which the Senators needed in order to restore their confidence and get them back to their winning ways began rather well.  Clouston elected to start with his third line (probably the team’s most consistent) and they put the pressure on the Blues early on.  At 9:18, the Sens were able to use the momentum to their advantage as  a beautiful flip pass from Daniel Alfredsson sent Mike Fisher in on a partial breakaway and gave the Sens a 1-0 lead.

The second period began with the Senators playing shorthanded and it went on to happen 2 more times within the frame.   Unfortunately for them, when you play with fire, you’re eventually going to get burned.  While Chris Kelly was in the box for tripping, Brad Boyes would put a rebound into an empty net and tie the game at 1.  Then, after Andy McDonald outhustled Erik Karlsson to the puck, Carlo Colaiacovo shot one by Elliott to give the Blues the lead.  Finally, 35 seconds later, Eric Brewer sent one towards the net that deflected off a player and all of a sudden, the Blues were up 3-1.  The Blues took control of the game by scoring all 3 goals 1:26 apart.

The 3rd period would continue to go the Blues way as Andy McDonald would expose the pairing of Karlsson & Kuba by blowing past Filip and roofing it on Elliott, making it 4-1 Blues.  Patrik Berglund & Jesse Winchester would trade goals to put an end to the scoring.

The Sens took way too many penalties, didn’t clear the front of the net and were beaten to the puck on a consistent basis by a team that wanted it more.  Hopefully a trip back home will revitalize a team that looks to have lost its way.

Cory Clouston

https://vr.shapeservices.com/listen.php?hash=43a64a21ec775c0bf53e602888ada36ecd6b0fb753b5507a1

Video of Clouston, Alfredsson, Kelly

http://video.senators.nhl.com/videocenter/console?id=83577

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