Having broken Craig Anderson’s string of starting 18 consecutive starts, last night’s victory over the Predators was Alex Auld’s first win since December 16th, 2011.
Speaking of December 16th, with 22:17 of ice-time last night, it marked the most ice-time that Chris Phillips has had since that date. In fact, in the 55 games that Phillips has played this season, he has only had seven other games in which he’s had more ice-time than the workload that he received last night in his 1,000th career regular season game.
With the Senators mired in a seven game losing streak, the Big Rig could not have picked a better night to break out. Thanks to his five hits (three in the first period), first two goal game since November 19th, 2009 and numerous intangibles that just can’t be found in a boxscore
One emphatic fist pump.
One back slide goal celebration.
And one sign that his daughters held up on the glass during the pregame warmup.
The veteran made the night memorable for an...