We know it was going to be a loss because it was Hockey Night in Canada. Ottawa can only embarrass itself in front of large audiences. But more importantly, it was yet another game in which Ottawa was badly outshot:
I guess part of this is letting two guys in the top ten in blocked shots walk away, but another is probably that they can’t carry the puck out of their own zone. I think Kovalev is now responsible for strategy in the locker room, piña colada in hand.