Senators Win 4-2 Over Red Wings

 

As Paul MacLean mentioned during his media availability prior to leaving for Detroit, this year’s version of the Ottawa Senators has no issue with getting up for games against the league’s elite teams.  After stellar efforts against the likes of Detroit and Boston earlier in the season, they proved it once again Saturday night, defeating the Red Wings 4-2.

While the Red Wings have only won 1 game in their past 9, they have earned points in 6 of them and are still considered to be one of the NHL’s finest franchises.  With that, and the added Daniel Alfredsson motivation, the Senators came to play and ended a three game losing streak.

Clarke MacArthur scored 2 goals, while Bobby Ryan, Erik Karlsson & Patrick Wiercioch all recorded 2 points apiece.  Robin Lehner made 34 saves and was the backbone of a penalty kill that was successful in fighting off 2 of the 3 Detroit 5 on 3’s.

After the game, numerous Senators complained about the Red Wings’ diving.  Clarke MacArthur said, “I don’t know if their skate sharpener was broken over there or what? There was a couple where they went down pretty easy” while Robin Lehner quipped, “It was like there was water out there with how much they were diving.”

The Senators head to Carolina for the second half of their back-to-back weekend games.  Coach MacLean will announce his starting goaltender in the morning.

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