We here at the ccfr dust off our film studies minors to weigh in on a hard fought win over the hated leafs. If Roger Ebert is the Balzac of polished, studious film writing. Consider us the ranting John McClane wearing the sandwich board in Harlem from Die Hard 3.
From James, To: Peter, Conrad
Sens myself, Conrad and Peter would baby sit for in an HILARIOUS family friendly comedy:
The Ottawa Senators defense corps (including/especially(?) Chris Phillips and goaltender Brian Elliot!). Keeping the puck in the offensive zone? Gonchar on his proper side? Killing off penalties? Phillips not looking like it’s his first game? I like it. A lot.
Kookiekat Karlsson was looking his best last night. Can we Stonecutters agree that Karlsson has looked much better since being steadily paired with the Tom Seleckian Carkner or Ted Dansonesque David Hale during 5 on 5 play? We can? Great. Moving on. . .
Mike Fishbone. That penalty shot goal was absolutely clutch. I know it sounds wild saying a penalty shot goal in the FIRST PERIOD of the TWELFTH game of the season was clutch but with both teams coming off shut out loses and very much needing a win, opening the scoring on the road was huge, huge for les boys.
Spezza effective on the PK? Alligator with sunglasses and cowboy hat?
Sens who should be forced to watch “Three Men and a Little Lady” on bluray over and over until they learn, damn it!:
IIIIIIIII don’t know. It was a good win. I know the leafs made it a little too interesting the last half of the game and there was deeeeeeeefinitely a lot of puck luck going the Senators way last night but I was not overly surprised, nervous as all hell, but not overly surprised that a leafs team shut out two games in a row and en route to a third at home AND losing their captain would really start to pour it on. So, whatever, keep winning and stuff guys. (Whatever, keep winning and stuff guys? I am BRINGING it today)
Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due:
Okay, okay, I have to give it up…there were four guys who really came through for the leafs and were creating all sorts of opportunities on the ice – especially in the dying minutes of play. I am of course talking about the R.E.F. line. Watching the leafs play on home ice is really annoying (doi oi) every time there is potential for a call against the visitor you just instantly think “they’re going to get that” case in point, of course, the phantom call for delay of game. On top of Toronto already being on the PP with their goalie already pulled. Sure I sound like a sore wiener (hi-ohhhh) but betwixt that garbage dump, the Kovalev goal which was not called on the ice because the ref was busy putting a damp cloth on Phaneuf’s forehead and not whistling down the play for an injury AND the non-call on Orr’s stupid garbageface interference on Vokoun (Still mad? Still mad.)… not looking too good. All that aside, thanks boys for not getting blown the eff out by these dudes. All due respect to Phanuef. I never take pleasure in seeing a person get hurt…unless its on the hilarious America’s Funniest Home BluRays television program.
From Peter, To: James, Conrad