Saturday, March 25, 2006

What a disaster

I've decided I have better things to do on a Saturday night than watch the Senators get bitch slapped in the worst way possible. So if you're going to want thoughts on tonight's game, you'll have to look elsewhere.

Based on the first 20 minutes, I will say this: everything went wrong, and nothing went right. All the things that made Friday night's win over the Sabres impressive have fallen to the wayside here. While last night, the defensive coverage was great, it's beyond terrible here. The goaltending has not been good. The defencemen look lost. The forwards are making bad decisions with the puck. Flyers skaters have been left open with regularity. Oh, and Patrick Eaves is apparently hurt now too. Great.

The only good thing about tonight's game is that it's almost over. And Mike Morrison's spiffy black helmet. Was it left behind by Daniel Berthiaume 13 years ago?

I'm sure the Habs-Leafs game is a lot better, but I don't feel much like watching hockey right now.


At 8:23 PM, Blogger ...sommossa ragazza... said...

hmm.. hockey? i've only played one game in my entire life. haha. :) nice blog. :)

At 3:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


Oh dear God I hope you are stoned. Stoned harder than an uncovered prostitute in a little Italian village.

At 8:53 AM, Blogger steve said...

I taped the game last night, so being able to fast forward through all those philly celebrations has kept my emotions in check. And I'm going to pull a DJ here - the Sens played good enough that if a few breaks went their way they could have won.

A few positives : Special teams. The power play went 2 for 4 and Vermette's shorthanded goal cancels out the powerplay goal allowed.

Mike Morisson was solid, although his helmet looked like it was borrowed from Darth Vader. Emery's helmet for the first time looked good.

There was a goal called back at the beginning of the 3rd period that would have made the score 4-2 and very much in reach. Instead Philly went on the powerplay and scored to make it 5-1 and game over.

Spezza was snake bitten but he did generate many good scoring opportunities.

If you only look at the last 50 minutes, we outscored them 3-2. Of course the first period may have been the sloppiest period all year, but we didn't take any guff and elevated the level of play to make it into a contest again.


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