In another classic Ottawa Senators and Boston Bruins match up, this game ended up going down to the wire. If may not have happened that way, however, if Ottawa was able to score some goals when they had the chance.
In a lineup without newly acquired Jaromir Jagr and former Senator Kaspar Daugavins, the Bruins had a little bit of lady luck at the TD Bank Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. Ottawa could have won the game, but failure to execute at crucial times throughout the first, second and third period ultimately had Ottawa leaving Beantown without two points.
Both Robin Lehner (OTT) and Anton Khudobin (BOS) played exceptionally well for their respective clubs and Ottawa’s failure to execute can’t take away the solid game Khudobin had. Down the wire, Ottawa will need to light the lamp, because missing high and dinging the posts won’t help them come playoff time.
This game could have been different if Ottawa was able to have some luck. Maybe it wasn’t their night, as Colin Greening hit the post on a 2-on-1 shorthanded opportunity. They also failed to put one late in the third period with their net empty.
Colin Greening started off the game pretty well. When he scored early in the first period, it seemed as if it were a sign of what could happen. Andre Benoit finally executed for the Senators, which is what they needed this game.
In the end, both teams played a solid game. However, it could have potentially been a different outcome with a couple of lucky bounces. Ottawa’s inability to execute, when needed, costed them the game tonight against the Bruins.