Monday, October 30, 2006

Deal with it now

Some Blogger posting issues over the weekend so we won't mention Saturday's games other than this....

Don Brennan brings up an uncomfortable topic in his column today.
No matter how good the Senators have looked at times during Bryan Murray's year and a bit behind the bench, they've never been without one particularly disturbing blemish -- their record in one-goal games.
Last season, while compiling a conference-leading 52-21-9 mark, they were a weak 10-15 in games decided by a single, lamp-lighting shot.
In the playoffs, they lost 5-of-7 one-goal games, including 4-of-5 in a swan-song series with Buffalo.
The Senators are picking up right where they dropped off. After Saturday's 2-1 loss in Boston, they are now 1-4 this season in games decided by a single goal.

It's an issue that needs to remain front and center until the players understand that close games require something more than what they've offered so far. I hope the media keeps bringing this up until the team deals with it.

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