Well Ottawa seems to be getting in their stride of late. On the 10th the Sens welcomed the Atlanta Thrashers and came out 4-2 winners. Mike Fisher had a goal and an assist. Alexie Kovalev, Chris Neil & Jarko Ruutu also scored and goalie Brian Elliot made 27 saves.
Two days later however, the Pittsburgh Penguins came calling and handed us a 4-1 defeat. Milan Michalek got his first Ottawa goal to open the scoring 15:59 in. Pascal Leclaire made 24 saves as the Senators (3-2-0) ended a three-game winning streak. On the 15th, Michalek registered his first three-goal game in the NHL, including a pair of shorthanded tallies, to spark Ottawa to a 7-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning at Scotiabank Place.
Kovalev, Alexandre Picard, Nick Foligno and Ruutu also scored for the first-place Senators (4-2-0), who leaped back over the idle Buffalo Sabres in the Northeast Division. Goalie Leclaire had a relatively easy night, facing just 17 shots and stopping 16 of them. The highlight of that game is shown below. And just last night, Kovalev scored a goal and had an assist against the team he had played for from 2004-09 – the Montreal Canadiens. The Sens scored a goal in each period to win 31, with Neil & Daniel Alfredsson scoring the other two.