Tuesday, May 15, 2007
The Ottawa Senators have been without a doubt the best all around team in the playoffs so far. They proved that again last night.
For the 1st time in Senators history, they have a chance for a sweep. Yesterday they scored only 1 goal against the powerhouse Sabres, but that was enough to beat them. The only goal was scored by, guess who, Daniel Alfredsson.
The score really did flatter the Sabres as the entire game as the Sens had 32 shots to Buffalo's 15. Miller was the only one who can really go back into the Sabres dressing room and say he played his best. He was forced to make 13 saves in the 1st, and 10 in the 3rd.
The key for this series has been the power-play. Ottawa is about 25% as they are 4/17 on the PP while Buffalo is a very disappointing 0/18.
The Sabres are playing like the Sens of of old as they are buckling under the pressure of being the favorite.
If you take a look at the Sens roster, they are built for playoff play as they have tough, gritty guys, players who can score and good defence and goalie.
They are also getting the breaks they they haven't been getting in years past, as the only goal of the game was scored of the boards and of Miller's glove, right to Alfredsson.
Now the only time a NHL team has come back from a 3-0 deficit are the 1942 Maple Leafs in the Cup Final and the '75 New York Islanders. But it is safe to say that those teams weren't playing the 2007 Ottawa Senators.