The roller coaster ride that is the Sens' 09-10 season continued this week as the boys sank deeper into the abyss to start, then came storming back with 2, count them, 2 straight impressive shut-outs:
Snes 3 - Thrashers 6
Snes 4 - Dallas 5
Sens 2 - Habs naught
Philly 0 - Sens 2
WHAT!? Where did that come from? We knew that they couldn't go on sucking and losing forever but don't tell me any of you thought that with all the goalie and defensive woes of late that we could throw two consecutive no-hitters. Elliot seems to be back in a groove as the team finally had a goalie give them the saves they needed when they needed them. The question is, how long will the bubble last this time?
All this, of course, leads us to more talk about the state of the goalie situation in Ottawa. You might guess that there is some varying opinions on how its been handled. That's nothing new for the Underground but would you believe even management has admitted that the ball might have been dropped? We discuss an interview assistant GM Tim Murray did with Doug Maclean where this very topic was raised.
Also on the burner this week, the new head shot rule (and no this has nothing to do with Kelly), Milan Mich-ach-chewalaka-hech's knee injury, a belated nod to the Women's gold medal and their rockin' celebration, Sean Flynn rocks, some Sutton love, e-mails, News, and a new anthem for the Groundhogs.
Please enjoy responsibly.