In the Eighth Game of Christmas my True Sens gave to me,
Eight shots in the second (but they scored on *four* of 'em)
Seven and 20 shots (in the first period alone)
FIVE POWER PLAAAAAYS!
Four first period PIMs,
Another three for Karlsson
Two Hoffman goals
And a loss to that team from Philly.
Here we are after 31 games, and what have we learned? After a frustrating (and, in some ways, humiliating) loss to the struggling Canadiens the Sens beat up on the Kings (let's face it, it wasn't close if not for the weird bounce off the boards on Toffoli's goal). That's the way it has gone for this team for a couple years, now -- they seem to rise to the level (whether perceived or real) of their competition.
Reunited and it feels so good: Cameron switched up Turris and Zibanejad, re-uniting the Hoffman-Zibanejad-Ryan line in the process. Hoffman and Zibanejad responded with big games (3 points each, Hoffman just a Doughty slash away from an empty-net hattrick); Ryan had a good game even if he came away with a single assist.
Dziurzynski replaced Boro as the 4th line torpedo and had a great time with 9 hits, putting the Kings' defense on high alert all night. Inexplicably, it sounds like Cameron is going back to Boro as a forward tonight. I. Just. No words.
Hammond will get the start tonight. Hopefully the team tightens up in the defensive zone and doesn't make him pine for Bingo.
Sorry, kinda busy today so not time for analyzing the Caps. #8 has a good shot -- he's the one with the yellow stick. There's another Russian that's pretty good. Their goalie's having quite a season, too.
GO SENS GO!!!