The Ottawa Senators ended their five game losing streak with a 2-0 win in Montreal. Finally a sixty minute effort from this Sens team that many fans had been pleading for the last ten days.
Leading the way was goaltender Brian Elliott as he made key saves at crucial moments. This is something that has plagued the Sens and it was long overdue that a goaltender elevated their play. Elliott recorded his fourth shutout of the season.
Defensemen Erik Karlsson had a huge rebound game notching a goal and an assist after his minus four outing in Dallas on Saturday afternoon. Give credit where it’s due and the rookie finally showed up!
Andy Sutton was a monster all game long and had his best game as a Senators compiling 4 hits and 5 blocked shots.
Cory Clouston really shortened his bench tonight as Nick Foligno, Zack Smith and Jesse Winchester each saw less than 6 minutes of icetime. Clouston will have to roll four lines tomorrow night when the Flyers visit Ottawa. He won’t have the luxury of shortening his bench with a tired squad coming home.
The Sens controlled the play for much of the game and had Montreal puck chasing most of the game. Ottawa controlled the tempo but failed to connect on many odd man rushes. This is something they can’t afford to blow tomorrow night. Still, this was a huge two points tonight for a struggling team. Lets see if they can carry that momentum against Philadelphia at Scotiabank Place tomorrow night.
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Written by Kevin Lee
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