Uh, the team was distracted by the election talk. Yeah - that's it.
0 for 8 on the powerplay including a 5 on 3 in the late stages of the third. I think everyone was expecting them to tie it up.
A couple bits from Sens bloggers.....
I mentioned Alfredsson’s affliction for missing the goal when playing the point on the PP above, but the entire team was particularly poor in this sense last night. On the Team 1200’s post game show they said the Sens had 28 missed shots, and while I’m not sure that number is official, it doesn’t sound outrageous.
No kidding! I think the Sens must have busted a couple dozen shinpads last night - a lot of big shots blocked by Carolina.
It's only the third loss this season, but it's the third too many. (I'm still in my unreasonable expectations mode here, give me a few hours.) The power-play could have tied this, won this for us so many times, so it's time to blow the whole power-play up. They're too tenative, too scared on the puck on the power-play. Hell, most of the time, they have better chances on the penalty kill.
I think Havlat had more shots on the penalty kills than we would get on the PP.
Jacques returns to Ottawa tomorrow. Should be a good one.