Senators panic at home

Senators are panicking at home


The Senators put on quite a show for their fans in their first game of the season at the Canadian Tire Center on Tuesday in Ottawa, hitting the target seven times in a 7-5 win over the Boston Bruins.

This is the first win for D.J. Smith's men this season, they who lost on the first two occasions.

The crowd favorites gave the spectators a few hasty opportunities to celebrate, shaking the ropes three times in a row, through Claude Giroux, Brady Tkachuk and Drake Batherson. They finally retired to the locker room, after 20 minutes, with a 3-1 lead.

However, it was the second period that saw the most action, with seven goals. The Bruins tied the game first, but the Sens regained a three-goal lead on a second unanswered three-goal push in the game. The Bruins did not give up, however, reducing the Ottawa team's lead to one goal before the end of the engagement.

Artem Zub, shorthanded in the third period, planted the final nail in the Bruins' coffin.

Three Senators players completed the game with three points: Tkachuk, Batherson and Tim Stutzle. As for the Bruins, Patrice Bergeron and David Pastrnak have imitated them.

The two starting goalkeepers looked very bad in this match. In the victory, Anton Forsberg blocked 28 of 33 shots aimed at him. At the other end of the ice, Jeremy Swayman gave up six times on 25 shots before giving way to Linus Ullmark for the third period. The latter made five saves and allowed a goal.

The Canucks crash again

The Vancouver Canucks let slip a lead of at least two goals in a fourth consecutive game, losing 4-3 in overtime to the Blue Jackets on Tuesday in Columbus.

This time, Justin Danforth and Zach Werenski tied the game after two Canucks goals in the first period, then Johnny Gaudreau replied to Bo Horvat's net – his second of the game – in the third. Vladislav Gavrikov put the finishing touches in the extra period.

Elvis Merzlikins scored his 112th career victory. Spencer Martin was playing his 10th career game and gave up four times on 33 shots.

The British Columbia team is still looking for a first victory this season. This last defeat is certainly the most difficult to swallow since the players had held a team meeting the day before, after a 6-4 loss against the Washington Capitals.

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The New Jersey Devils erased a two-goal deficit to eventually defeat the Anaheim Ducks 4-2 in Newark. This is their first victory of the season.

Ondrej Palat and Nico Hischier in second, then Dougie Hamilton and Dawson Mercer in third, all scored for the home favorites. They erased the Ducks' two-goal lead, courtesy of Jakob Silfverberg, who scored twice.

Mackenzie Blackwood had 18 saves to win, while his vis-à-vis Anthony Stolarz was bombarded with 41 pucks.

John Tortorella's medicine is working

Perceived as a low-ranking team before the start of the season, the Philadelphia Flyers and their new head coach, John Tortorella, continue to defy the odds, they who remained undefeated after a 3-2 victory against the Lightning at Tampa.

The Pennsylvania squad never gave up despite falling 2-0 halfway through the game.

Scott Laughton first reduced the gap to a single goal before the end of the second period. Then, James van Riemsdyk took advantage of a power play early in the third period to tie the game. Noah Cates finally had the last laugh, beating Andrei Vasilevskiy after creating a turnover.

The crowd favorites reply came entirely from the stick of Steven Stamkos, who hit the target on the power play at every opportunity.

The Flyers have three wins in as many games in 2022-2023, while the Lighning are unrecognizable, with only one win in four games.