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Game 1 Breakdown

10 May 2003 - 09:55 PM

First of all I would like to state for the record, "That was the most exciting hockey game of these playoffs!!!"

Imagine two defensive teams trading chances end to end and throwing big hits all over the place. Just goes to show how much journalists really know.

Ok here's my breakdown from a Sens fans perspective....

Both teams came out flying and shooting!
Ottawa got both goals a) because the Devils were horrible at pressuring the point shots, and B) Ottawa carried the physical play
Ottawa owned Period 1 and the beginning of Period 2.
Brodeur allowed the Devs to come back by standing on his head and not allowing the 3rd and crucial goal.
The Devs took over and caught Ottawa on their heels due to some lazy plays by their D.
The 3rd was damn near even in real chances, both goalies held on strong...OT seemed inevitable.
Ottawa took it to the Devs in OT, much like they'd done to Philly and the Isles, they found that extra step and took advantage of poor D-zone coverage.

Ottawa + : Win in OT, carried the physical play
Ottawa - : Giving up the lead, allowing so many shots on Lalime

Jersey + : Coming from behind, Brodeur's solid play, solid PK
Jersey - : Losing after coming back, slow D got battered

It will be like starting over again once Tuesday comes around, but both teams will have to face home town media before then.....advantage Ottawa?

Anyway, this was a great beginning to the series and should prove to be even more entertaining as we enter Game 2!

Props to the Devs and Sens...great game!

The Balanced Attack

07 May 2003 - 07:52 AM

Here are the playoff stats so far for each line.....

Varada-Bonk-Hossa 9G 15A +10 1GWG
Fisher-White-Alfredsson 9G 5A -3 4GWG
Schaefer-Smolinski-Havlat 8G 10A +14 1GWG
Arvedson-VanAllen-Niel 0G 3A -2 0GWG

Redden-Rachunek 1G 8A -2 1GWG
Phillips-Chara 2G 7A +5 0GWG
Lechyshyn-Volchenkov 1G 2A +7 1GWG

Power Play
Varada-Bonk-Havlat 6 PPG

Smolinski-White-Hossa 4 PPG

Penalty Kill
Arvedson-Fisher 1 SHG

Schaefer-VanAllen 1 SHG