This Talented Player Left His Country At A Young Age Only To Suffer From Injuries And Unfair Criticism. His Play After A Fresh Start Will Make You Cry Tears Of Joy.

By: Brochenski

*something about the how the Sens need to win more so they don't miss the playoffs and Pavelec being horrible*
1st Period

20:00 - If there's anything to take away from the loss to Calgary, it's that all the Sens need is to start the game with the Greening-Smith Neil line.

15:22 - Me about one minute before Gryba takes an interference penalty:
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14:32 - Colin Greening takes a high-sticking penalty while he's on the top PK unit (???), putting the Sens down to 3-on-5. Welcome to the 2013-14 Ottawa Senators. Hope you've enjoyed the show. Fortunately, Smith eventually draws a penalty, neutralizing the Winnipeg PP.

10: 26 - Following a good PP and a few great scoring opportunities, Chris Neil cuts in front of Bogosian and draws a holding penalty. Atta boy, Neiler! Sens looking a bit better now.

10:06 - Shortly after the start of the PP, Michalek seems to score, but it would need to be reviewed. Despite Denis Potvin not being there to give a play-by-play of the overhead camera replays, the call was ultimately reversed. 1-0 Ottawa

3:01 - With Chris Neil in the box, Bryan Little uses his insurmountable strength to get behind Karlsson and ends up banging in a rebound at the top of the crease. 1-1 Fairly New Small Market Canadian Team Who Keeps Bringing Up Their Old Franchises Accomplishments Because Their Current Team Has Done Nothing

2:23 - The Senators immediately respond with Jared Cowen blasting a slap shot past Pavelec. Hemsky picks up his second primary assist of the night. If this guy seriously just got Jared Cowen and Milan Michalek to score in the same period the Sens should lock this guy up for 100 years. 2-1 Ottawa.

2nd Period

17:57 - Hemsky and Spezza get a two-on-one, but Spezza's chance is broken up by Stuart, who then slides into Pavelec and knocks him out of his crease. Spezza gets the puck to Gryba in front who scores, and then gets knocked over by a sliding Kane. Gryba then slides into Hemsky, knocking him over too. By scoring a goal as he was flopping on the ice, Gryba out-performs Cowen at what he does best. 3-1 Ottawa

Hemsky picks up his 3rd assist of the night. Make it rain money on this guy. Make it rain money all over him.
15:45 - Reality catches up with Senators as the Jets score with Jared Cowen in the box. 3-2 Ottawa

14:30 - Condra gets leveled by Tangradi (even with Sheriff Kassian on the ice). Cowen comes in and fights Peluso, and Cowen gets absolutely pounded. Sens to the PP.

11:02 - Jokinen knocks down Hoffman as he's making his way behind the net, but manages to make a perfect one-handed pass to Turris. Turris snipes a quick wrist shot past over Pavelec's shoulder on the short-side. 4-2 Ottawa

10:40 - Devon Setoguchi boards Smith from behind. Phillips then comes in and knocks Setoguchi on his butt. When he gets up, Smith knocks him on his butt too. Setoguchi would pick up a 2 minute boarding call, putting the Sens on the PP. Here's a re-enactment of the entire thing, starring O.J. Simpson as Setoguchi:


10:25 - Mike Hoffman goes down on one knee and scores his first NHL goal off a one-timer. Hemsky picks up his fourth assist of the night. 5-2 Ottawa


3rd Period

17:47 - Byfuglien walks into the Sens zone and rips a slap shot past Anderson. 5-3 Ottawa

12:55 - Matt Kassian whiffs on an empty-net. Jets defense just shaking in their boots thinking "man that could have gone in, and it would have been our fault!". Intimidation at it's best.

7:00 - Setoguchi gets a great chance in front, but misses the net badly enough to make even Erik Condra shake his head.

2:34 - After a period of sustained pressure by the Jets and a handful of scoring chances, the Sens are still holding on to their two goal lead thanks to Craig Anderson.
     Yeesh, more like Radek Bonk's Attitude!!!!!!!!!!!

1:25 - Winnipeg's net is now empty. Heck, I'd say it's been empty all season!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

0:00 - As usual, winning is fun. A lot of fun.

Time To Get McSerious 

-The newest contributor at The 6th Sens, Manny, wrote an excellent stats-based piece questioning MacLean's usage of the team's underperforming "shutdown" line of Greening, Smith and Neil. He's already written about as many articles over there as I have in the past 4 months.

-Ary just wrote his first article at Silver Seven Sens on confirmation bias and Sens' fans perceptions of what's wrong. Ary disproves a few of these misconceptions with the help of statistics. A good read for any Sens fan who's sat through Twitter or the TEAM 1200 post-game call-ins after a loss.

Really looking forward to reading more from these two in the future

Summary of The Game Summary

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