Why would the Ottawa Senators ever trade Craig Anderson? In a game that means something, and one where the Senators lead, he's kept them ahead with some very good saves and overall strong presence in the blue ice backstopping his team to four straight penalty kills in the second period. Assets for the future, all of that "building stuff" a team on the brink of a rebuild likes to collect - it seems like the Senators have a good piece in net already.
On the other side of the ice, no other Hab wants to win more tonight than Dustin Tokarski. He's doing what he can, playing aggressively and having to deal with a lot of traffic around his net. The Senators are throwing their bodies around, trying to wreck any Hab they come into contact with. It's not fun to watch. There's a fine line between a clean hit and a cheap shot. The Senators seem like masters at walking that line.
Erik Karlsson's first goal in 15 games gives the Sens a two-goal lead heading into the third period.
|01:09||OTT||Mika Zibanejad (10) Wrist shot - ASST: Mike Hoffman (8), Bobby Ryan (19)||1 - 0 OTT|
|14:35||MTL||Max Pacioretty (21) Snap shot - ASST: Brendan Gallagher (13), Tomas Plekanec (17)||1 - 1 Tie|
|16:26||OTT||Jean-Gabriel Pageau (1) Snap shot - ASST: Milan Michalek (7), Mark Stone (13)||2 - 1 OTT|
|02:16||OTT||Erik Karlsson (8) Slapshot - ASST: Milan Michalek (8), Jean-Gabriel Pageau (2)||3 - 1 OTT|
|11:29||MTL||Tomas Plekanec Tripping - 2 min against Clarke MacArthur|
|18:40||MTL||Tomas Plekanec Slashing - 2 min against Jared Cowen|
|06:16||OTT||Eric Gryba Hooking - 2 min against Lars Eller|
|08:26||OTT||Cody Ceci Hooking - 2 min against Lars Eller|
|09:09||MTL||Andrei Markov Tripping - 2 min against David Legwand|
|11:04||OTT||Clarke MacArthur Hi-sticking - 2 min against Tom Gilbert|
|16:49||OTT||Mark Stone Tripping - 2 min against Andrei Markov|