(Return -of the- the Lehner
The Sens played their first 60-minute game of the season, dispatching the once-mighty Rangers 3-0 in the "Dog Day Afternoon" game. Bobby Ryan scored the winner when a Jared Cowen point shot dinged the post and dropped right in the crease. That shot not only won the game, but also scored a young fan a puppy (who will be named "Bobby", naturally). Although the Rangers were credited with 35 shots on goal the Senators controlled the play in almost every shift from start to finish. Hoffman got an insurance marker on a blistering post-and-in shot off the rush, and Pageau added a short-handed empty-net goal to increase his league lead to 5. The Senators took three minors, but the PK was perfect, and Andy picked up the shutout win.
The Sabres are stuck at the bottom of the Atlantic despite heroic efforts from the Toronto Maple Leafs to give them 7th place. However this team has already beaten Florida, Tampa, Detroit and Boston on the road, and I'm sure they wouldn't mind getting another in-Division win. This will also be the first full (hopefully) game that one-time Future Franchise Goalie Robin Lehner will play against his former club.
GO SENS GO!!!