It looked like it would be another one of those days for the Senators. Outshot 19-9 after the first period against the Dallas Stars, the club found itself down 2-0 early in the second.
Then, the Senators came to life.
They started pushing back. Started pushing the pace. Started using their speed. Started firing pucks on Kari Lehtonen. They started to show what got them to the playoffs last spring.
“You’ve got to play with confidence,” said captain Jason Spezza. “It’s so hard when you’re losing to play with confidence, but we started carrying the puck, we started making plays. If you play scared it’s a hard game to win and I think at times we’ve played scared not wanting to make mistakes.
“If you’re just worried about not making mistakes you’re going to make them.”
The Senators made a point. That’s good news. They need any point they can get and they were able to get one in this 4-3 shootout loss to the Dallas Stars at the Canadian Tire Centre and it could come in handy at the end of the season.
They need wins but they’ll have to take this point and move on.
What do you think.