Black magic may have worked for the Ottawa Senators. Back in Black and back to winning games. Last night the Sens, debuting their new black 3rd jerseys, came out and won their first game after 6 loses. A fresh new outlook was what we probably needed and against the New York Rangers, it worked in a 4-1 win. The goals came in from Jason Spezza, Daniel Alfredsson, Jesse Winchester & Nick Foligno. Alex Auld made 18 saves but couldn’t get the shutout as Markus Naslund slipped one through.
This was their first win since a 4-1 victory over Philadelphia on Nov. 6. Ottawa had lost each of its last two games in a shootout, including a 2-1 setback against the Rangers on Monday. Wade Redden was greeted with a video tribute at the 6-minute mark of the first period, and the crowd of 19,619 at Scotiabank Place gave the defenseman a standing ovation after the retrospective was finished. Redden spent 11 years in Ottawa before joining New York.