It's going to be hard to re-cap the Sens game last night, seeing as how I was only able to catch the third period, and by then the Sens were in mid-ROMP!! ...But I can't just let it slide by without commenting on what I did see.
Of course, I was conducting Church Movie Night in my basement with my mom, the minister, and my Aunt Mona. Trust me, it was all I could do not to tell them all to go home 'cause I had a hockey game to watch!! With all the hype surrounding this game, I was sure I was missing possibly the most exciting game of the year. And it's still only October.
So I set up a system with my dad and Luke - stomp once for an Ottawa goal, stomp twice for a Toronto goal. It took awhile, but when they started stomping, they didn't stop. You would have thought they were dancing up there or something.
They reported back to me afterwards that in the first 10 minutes of the game, Ottawa ran Darcy Tucker steady, which did my heart good. God, I hate the little puke-face. Apparently there was a little scare after Ottawa went up 3-0, when T.O. answered back with 2 goals, but after that, the Dany Heatley Show began, as he pumped in a hat trick to send Ottawa on its merry way to victory.
The third frame was actually quite boring. With the score 6-2, the game was out of reach for the Laffs, and the Sens were on "coast mode". Jason Spezza did score a beauty - after waiting and waiting, he was almost on the goal line before snapping one in from an impossible angle.
So the night ended with a 7-2 score for the Sens, and according to the boys, there were no fights in the game, although if Chris Neil had had his way, he would've tangled with Mother Tucker right off the opening face-off. But the little twerp really is a chickenshit, so he ran the other way.
And I'd like to know how come I'd never heard of this Joe Corvo guy until my team picked him up - 1 goal, 4 assists last night, and man, is he fitting in nicely! My only great concern right now is that Wade Redden has yet to show up for this season, and he left the game last night with a "lower body injury" (which, in Sens-speak, means he pulled his already-tender groin.) All the goals in the past 3 games, and all he has to account for himself is one assist. I have faith that he's going to pull through this personal slump and establish himself as our #1 defenceman; he just needs a little time.
I'm so glad to have my team back. They really did give me a scare those first few weeks, but it appears the slump is officially over, and all it took was a few nice romps over the Devils & the Leafs to get us back in SENATORS MODE.
What a relief!