teams that have experienced similarly rough Novembers must be thankful that
it’s a new month on the Calendar and will both be looking to start December off
with a win. But when the Ottawa Senators meet the San Jose Sharks on Thursday
night, things can only get better for one of them!
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teams have only won twice in the last seven games, so SHOULD be relishing the
prospect of meeting a team as bad as they are the Ottawa Senators were taken down 4-1
by the Oilers and the San Jose Sharks lost their last to Detroit 5-3 but...
Centre Joe Thornton said he was looking forward to the Detroit game and said “When you play against
the premier centres in the league, you get up for those games and you enjoy
playing in those games.”
THE SAME TALK
the same talk was Ryane Clowe, “I think sometimes mentally you think you need
to bring it against Detroit
a little more and you step up your game.”
WALKING THE WALK AT ALL.
seems that neither player was listening to the voices in their head on Tuesday
night as the Wings took revenge for last season’s playoff elimination at the
hands (fins) of the Sharks.
of a power outage at the HP Pavilion neither team could manage a morning skate,
but it was the Sharks that seemed the more inconvenienced of the two as the
Wings got goals from Henrik Zetterberg (two), Pavel Datsyuk, Danny Cleary and
Patrick Eaves to beat San Jose
in their first meeting since the May playoffs.
Sharks might look to their sick beds for an excuse for the loss as defensemen Niclas Wallin, Kent Huskins and Jason Demers were
all sidelined with injuries, not to mention forward Devin Setoguchi.
were the better team when it was all said and done," Sharks coach Todd
McLellan said. "They created more quality scoring chances than we did,
they forced us to turn the puck over a little bit more, and their special teams
were a little sharper than ours were."
sort of performance won’t lift the Sharks off the bottom of the Pacific
misery for the sharks is that they have not gotten a goal from a defenseman for
six straight games.
the Sharks are still stuck in the middle of the pack in the conference looking
up at the Red Wings proudly atop the standings.
the Senators match itself may have to take second seat to Dany Heatley's highly
anticipated return to Ottawa,
his former home. Last season Heatley scored 39 goals with the Sharks and is
currently on route to a 40+ goal year, and picked up another goal against Detroit.
may be missed by Ottawa,
but he isn’t fondly regarded.
expect the fact that the trade was a
“mere” 447 days ago to stifle the boos of Ottawa
I foresee the Senators fans (and players) happily getting stuck in to Heatley.
time it really IS personal.
slightly less impassioned level the stats tell us that in the last seven the
senators have let in 22 goals with just 12 in reply.
that the Senators will be fired up after their last game. Ottawa opened the
scoring taking advantage of a couple of
breaks 6:30 in when Nick Foligno found the net, but Tom Gilbert scored a power-play goal late in
the second period to draw the Oilers level, and from then on there was only one
team going to win the match.
keeper Martin Gerber had an excellent night between the pipes and managed 22
saves for the win (his second in two starts).
Cogliano put the Oilers ahead in the second before he and Gilbert Brule scored
a goal and collected an assist each in the third period before Taylor Hall
filled an empty net wit the puck to round out the scoring with 1:55 remaining.
Oilers lost 4-3 to San Jose
on Saturday, which would suggest….if the Sharks beat the Oilers…..The Oilers
beat the Senators then surely……..The Sharks should beat the Senators.
NHL Pick: Sharks win – Comfortably 4-2