Wyspiarze 6, Senators 3
BROOKLYN – player number one who repeatedly cheered on his winning team, he suffered an injury. His return date is unknown.
The first defender, one of the key elements of the organization of the future, joined him on the lateral line with an injury of the upper body. It is indefinitely.
As a team, senators from Ottawa threw three matches in a row, four from the last five, just one small step in the NHL cellar.
What now looks in their face?
How about a Saturday date with a Stanley Cup defender, Washington Capitals? They rested in Ottawa on Friday evening, when the senators fell at the end of the cloud, which was a loss of 6-3 for the inhabitants of New York.
As soon as it turned out that the senators could have islanders on the ropes, the islanders from Barry & # 39; Trotz were too happy to make a mistake after getting the last five goals.
In a small picture, in a big picture, in any case you want to cut it, it's not a pretty picture, because young senators still display errors that accompany inexperience.
The frustrations of all this – including the dubious Matt Martin striking the past episode by the deposed star defender Thomas Chabot on Friday – ended with three battles in the last minute.
"I do not think that this is a message for them, it is a message for us," said defender Marek Borowiecki, who before leaving gloves spoke words to countless people on the ice, including Martin. "We have to send messages to each other here, sometimes you have to think of something and let you know what squeeze is, and you have to make sure we're there for each other, and for ourselves and show a little pride, that's unacceptable. For this reason, happy, we do not intend to turn over and let it happen and we bought it back (Saturday). "
Borowiecki never lacked passion, but Senators enter foreign territory without Chabot and goalkeeper Craig Anderson for now.
Mike McKenna continues to fight for a good fight as a well-traveled, well-spoken apprentice in the Senator's network, but remember that it was originally signed as an emergency backup back-up based on the assumption that if Anderson was moved sideways, Mike Condon could lift cargo. Condon continues to fight hip injuries, trying to get back to NHL.
After Friday's hopeless loss, McKenna tried to surrender to one of the oldest tricks in the book on hockey – Mathew Barzal from the island, pretending to be a friendly voice in the depths of senators – giving life to the island team, which was unusually neglected after the Christmas break. The senators ran 2: 0 when McKenna gave the application to Barzal, who in turn fed Josh Bailey for what essentially became an empty net goal.
"It starts with me," McKenna said of the horrible turn. "It's me, I gave them momentum."
Apart from this mistake, the senators were 3-1 late in the second period and chased the Islanders who were in the goal of Thomas Greiss. The former former senator Robin Lehner, who served as a turning point. Lehner now has a 7-0-3 record against Ottawa.
Nick's turnover led to Anders Lee, who led to 3-2. Barzal scored two goals in the third period when Islanders attacked, which made the game out of reach. The errors were here, there and everywhere, including the general sloppiness on the blue line and the terrible change of the line leading directly to the goals.
The last defeat in the books – Senators are 4-13-1 on the road this season – senator's coach Guy Boucher now has a difficult question about what to do in the goal against the Capitals. Is he returning to McKenna, now 1-4-1 in the Senators' grid – including 4-0 defeat with Washington last Saturday – or is he cautious in the wind and completely succumbing to reconstruction efforts?
Perhaps, the 24-year-old rookie Marcus Hogberg will make his NHL debut five years after it was developed by the organization.
Boucher is in the last year of his contract, but when losses fall on top of each other, the senators' season will soon become less about today and more about tomorrow.
And without going into deep discussions about whether the trio expecting unrestricted free agents – Mark Stone, Matt Duchene and Ryan Dzingel – will be re-signed.
"We are not determined (on Saturday)," said Boucher about the situation in the match, before Friday's match. "It depends on what game we have (Friday), I do not want to decide on the next game. Today is today."
He arrived today. Why not give Hogberg a shot?
REMEMBER WHEN: From a hockey point of view, Barclays Center is not a cup of tea for everyone. It was built as a place for a basketball / concert, and after switching to the NHL ice rink there are countless places with terrible lookout lines, as well as a car that occupies the best real estate.
All this is said, it will always be special for Chabot.
He scored his first NHL goal here on December 1, 2017, in a victory of 6-5 seniors, and admits that he was a little "blacked out" after the puck entered the game. Chabot also had two assists in the game.
"When I first stepped on the ice (Friday) in the morning, it gave me good memories," he said before the match. "I remember that Bobby (Ryan) appeared above the blue line and walked in the back door with one clock, everything was fun." … The next time the senators will see the Islanders' visit, March 5, the game will be played in the old franchise house, Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
After yesterday's departure from the Friday game clearly not all memories are nice.
CECI HITS MILESTONE: Few NHL players survived the tough ride Cody Ceci survived after hitting the 400-character game. But when he hit this magical trait against the islanders, everything he thought about was just what it looked like yesterday when he skated in Ottawa. "I did not even know it was (Friday), but I knew it was coming," said Ceci before the album fell. "It seems that only yesterday I was called to the band and now I play in my 400th. Everything went so fast. "
For a moment at least it seemed that the 400th Ceci would be part of the victory of senators. After Mark Stone and Matt Duchene scored 2: 0 for the Senators, Ceci scored with Senator 3-1 and lost to Greissa in Lehner's favor.
COUNTERING FIGHT: Like the rest of the defense, Ceci had his share of the game – four goals, five assists and plus / minus minus 10 before Friday – and he took as much criticism as any Senator player in recent history. Boucher claims, however, that Ceci's experience was necessary for the rebuilding team.
"He is one of those older people for us and he helped young men," said Boucher. "He had to carry a young boy (Max Lajoie) from the beginning of the year, Lajoie had a good year for the novice, partly because of him."
Yes, Ceci, who turned 25 last week, is considered an old man in the senators' census.
There is no guarantee that Ceci will of course remain with the Senators. Once again he is a supervised, free, free agent who has the right to arbitration.
MCKENNA MUSIC: After the first meeting at the Barclays Center, McKenna says that during his career he begins to play in 100 arenas. "I think it was somewhere in the mid-90s." – He said. "One day I would like to come back and follow all junior and university rinks." … So gradually, Boucher plans to give new defender Christian Jaros more time to play with power. "He has a bomb," said Boucher.
WIN SOME, SOME LOTS: The Icelanders lost their best-selling agent last season when John Tavares went to the Toronto Maple Leafs. But they made the smartest free signature of the coach by signing a contract with Barry Trotz after he won the Stanley Cup with Washington. The Icelanders were three points free from the playoffs before the meeting with the senators, but how many experts suggested that the majority of non-islanders at this point would be comfortable above the 500 mark (19-13-4)? "They are disciplined, very similar to the team that you can expect from a training staff, well prepared," said McKenna.
BELL CAPITAL CUP VETERAN LOG: In Washington, who arrives at the Canadian Tire Center on Saturday at this time of the year, winger from Capitals Devante Smith-Pelly will be rehashing his memories of playing at the Bell Capital Cup. Surprisingly, all 31 NHL teams have at least one player who participated in the tournament. Senators are led by Ceci, Mark Borowiecki, Dylan DeMelo, Matt Duchene, Ryan Dzingel and Chris Tierney, who at some point were involved as secondary hockey players.
FIVE THINGS LEARN
1-Stone cold rotation: Adam Pelech should know better. If there's one guy who steals a CD, it's Mark Stone.
2-Rotating the tables: in exactly the same place on the ice, Mike McKenna cleared his puck to Mathew Barzala, leading directly to Josh Bailey's goal. Barzal added a few goals from the third period.
3-Christmas is over: after the first period has not been received, emotions and malice returned in the second. The game ended with three last minutes of fighting.
4-Now you see him … Matt Duchene put aside an attempt to hit Johnny & # 39; Boychuk, and then threw a shot at Greiss's shoulder to score a second goal for the Senators.
5-Icing on the cake: Cody Ceci celebrated his 400th NHL game, shooting the third stallion Senators.
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