Don’t adjust your sets, folks. You read that correctly. The Ottawa Senators defeated the Carolina Hurricanes. At home. On a Saturday night. Let’s try to make some sense of this aberration. (Contrary to early reports, the Senators got yet another back-up goaltender. This time around, James Reimer got the call. In all fairness to Reimer, he has haunted Sens fans for years so I don’t know how much he qualifies as a backup in these parts).
The Senators wasted no time implementing their game plan of fighting speed with speed as Anthony Duclair got a breakaway off the opening face-off and drew a penalty.