Wednesday, March 12, 2008

All Heatley, all the time

Tuesday night was the night for Dany boy, as Dany Heatley held the hot hand, putting on a one man show against the Boston Bruins. By the time the eastern division match up was complete, Heatley would be counting three goals and an assist on the scoring sheet, as he was involved in all of the Ottawa Senators scoring.

The Sens are no doubt more than happy that Heatley has put his scoring slump behind him, after going thirteen games with but three goals, the last two games have provided a goal rush of four goals for the player many say is the offensive key for the Sens.

The 4-1 victory was just the tonic that the Sens needed after their less than successful western expedition, which saw them drop three of four road games, leaving them befuddled as to what they need to do to shake the malaise that has seen them tumble from the top of the NHL east.

One controversial problem for the team seems to have finally been solved, once again Martin Gerber was between the pipes for the Senators, the sixth consecutive game in which Ray Emery has been relegated to the end of the bench and slotted into the back up role, considering the troubles on the road in the last week, it's quite clear that Bryan Murray is not holding Gerber responsible for the team's lack of success.

With Montreal the new division leaders, the Sens will have to regroup and refocus on what is left of the season, maybe make a run for the top spot again or possibly just get their game back on track for the playoff season to come in April.

Either way, it's going to be a lot easier to get back on the winning track if Heatley has finally found his scoring touch again..

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