Ok, I'll admit the title is rather obnoxious, but the point here is that
Alexei Yashin got 5 points (2 goals & 3 assists) in the Senators inspired
come from behind 6 - 5 victory over the Capitals tonight at the very loud
Ottawa Civic Centre. Yashin was brilliant from start to finish picking up
the 1st star and the game winning goal late in the 3rd period to cap a 3
goal surge for the 2 points.
The true star of tonights game was the pathetic officiating of Faucette.
His refusal to call 3 obvious Capital infractions midway through the 3rd
brought the crowd to their feet and a constant barrage of beer cups to the
ice. After that, the crowd was more involved and the players fed off of
Randy Sexton realized the success of teams like Florida were attributed to
the quality veteran leaders on their clubs. At the trading deadline Sexton
added the likes of Troy Murray, Dan Quinn, Steve Konroyd, Phil Bourque and
Olympian Derek Mayer. Since then this team is over .500, 4-3-1 in the last
8 games, on a 3 game unbeaten streak and a 3 game win streak at home on
consecutive Wednesday nights. Finally something to cheer about after
shelling out big bucks.
Alright maybe I'm getting a little carried away but this is the kind of
e***ment we've been waiting for. It's great having an NHL team here and
it's even better to watch them competing. Keep up the good work SENS. Oh
yes, I must mention that YASHIN IS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR, without a doubt.
* Mark Kerzner * : OTTAWA SENATORS :
* "KERZ" * : LOUDEST FAN :