The Ottawa Senators seem to have found their winning & scoring touches under new coach Cory Clouston. For their 4th win in a row Daniel Alfredsson scored a short-handed goal early in the third period and the Senators overcame a three-goal, first-period deficit to win their fourth straight game, 5-3 over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night. Brian Lee, Antoine Vermette, Chris Phillips and Dany Heatley also scored for the Senators, 4-1-1 since Clouston replaced the fired Craig Hartsburg. Alex Auld got the victory, stopping 17 shots in relief of Brian Elliott. Ottawa forward Shean Donovan played his 900th NHL game. The Sens finished the day at 50 points, 14 points away from the 8th & final Eastern playoff spot.
elizabeth the golden age onlinerancid dvd Two days earlier , on the 12th, Heatley scored two goals and Elliott made 34 saves to help the Ottawa Senators win their third straight game, 5-2 over the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night. Jason Spezza, Nick Foligno and Vermette also scored for Ottawa.
The night before, Alfredsson had a goal and assist as the Ottawa Senators won consecutive games for only the sixth time this season, beating the Buffalo Sabres 3-1 on Wednesday night. Spezza, with only his second goal in nine games, and Shean Donovan also scored for the Sens, who completed a home-and-home sweep against the Sabres following a 3-2 shootout win at Scotiabank Place on Saturday.
Anil had called me a few days back to say that he would be in town once again and that we should get together. Madhu also called me up and said that he would be free on Saturday evening. They wanted to know if I could get off work early, since Madhu wanted to be back home by around 8:30 pm in order to have a quite Valentine’s day dinner with his wife. I said that I would try to get out of the office early but that it was unlikely.
So, yesterday by around 6:15 pm I was outta my office and boarding a bus to Marine Drive. I was delayed even further when I went to the ATM booth and saw that there was a big line over there. I waited for almost 30 minutes to get to damn machine and get some money out. Then I rushed over to the walkway behind Bay Pride Mall and met up with the dudes.
We spent a little time chatting and then walked to get some food. Although Madhu wanted to go home and eat, he said that he would join us. So looking around for a nice, quite place to eat some Chinese food, I suggested South Star above Bimbis. I hadn’t been there in ages but I remember the food being quite good. So we went in and order a plate of egg noodles & veg fried rice. We decided to stick to fish and ordered a plate each Szechwan fish & garlic fish. We had a Sprint each (like a poor tasting Sprite) each while we waited for our orders. No alcohol tonight.
And we ended the early evening with ice cream (I had butter scotch) and then shared an auto. I reached home before 9 pm, the earliest I have been back home after an evening out. By 9 pm, I was relaxed and watching Shark and out like a light by 10:30 pm. I must have slept for a good solid 10 hours easy. Nice way to work myself into Sunday. Thanks guys!
One of the songs in the movie Pineapple Express was Electric Avenue an early 80s hit for Eddy Grant. This got me thinking about another hit song for the Guyanese born British reggae artist. When I was about 11 or 12 and having just settled in India, the only connection to music hits and videos were the recorded Top Of The Pops
I got introduced to many bands through these tapes, some of whom I am still a fan of. One of the songs that has stuck in my memory (although I haven’t heard anything of Grant in the last 16 years or so) is Gimme Hope Jo’anna, an anti-apartheid reggae number by Eddy Grant. At the time, age 11, I wasn’t aware of what apartheid was. I wasn’t aware of what racism was or where Johannesburg was! But the song is extremely catchy and it’s only years later that I understood the meaning behind the lyrics. Here’s the video for it.