Friday, November 11, 2005

Ottawa 5, Boston 2

A couple of brief points regarding last nights game....

Perhaps lost in the score will be Hasek's 37 saves including 16 in the first period. The top line was again flying and Havlat continues to provide balance by making his line with Schaefer and Vermette dangerous every time on the ice.

After that first period, supposedly Murray had a little talk with the team:
After a major rip job by coach Bryan Murray in the first intermission last night at the TD Banknorth Garden, the Senators were ready to play.
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"I had lots to say," said Murray. "I knew we had been outshot 17-5 and I thought Dominik (Hasek) was keeping us in the game and I told them the way we were playing, we were embarrassing ourselves.

The team is going to need to tighten things up defensively - sloppy execution at times led to the Bruin SH goal and other very good Boston chances. I suppose when things are going this well offensively, it's bound to happen.

3 comments:

  1. Did they have a speech interperator for Murray?? HAHA Just Kidding. If the Sens didn't have Hasek they wouldn't be where they are. Hasek brings a level of confidence to this team that they haven't had in the past with other Goalies.

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  2. Yep, that's probably true about Hasek. Lalime is having a pretty rough ride in St. Louis. Is that a consequence of a horrible team (man, the Blues are bad) or an exposed goalie? I haven't seen them play yet, so I've only got TSN highlights to work from.

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  3. Duff wormburner11/11/2005 6:53 PM

    Ottawa's defence has been improved so much this year that I'm worried Hasek may get bored and request a trade to TO so he can get some action....

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