The knock on Ottawa coming into this season was the familiar refrain, “Where are the goals going to come from?”
Fourty-three games into the regular season, the answer is improbably simple: from the third period. After another come-from-behind victory in yesterday afternoon’s game, the Senators not only lead the league with six wins when trailing after two periods, they’re also the highest scoring third period team. It has helped to vault them into sole possession of fifth place in the Eastern Conference.
To head coach Paul MacLean’s credit, he’s pulling all of the right strings and this goes beyond simply electing to keep Alex Auld sitting at the end of his bench.
During one of the Hockey Central panel’s discussions last week, upon the announcement that Jason Spezza was named to the All-Star Game, one of the experts (I can’t remember which one) mentioned that Jason was having a bit of a bounce back season from last year. Admittedly, this was less of a baiting comment than TSN t...