May 21, 2007

Eww… Ottawa advances

by Dan Bilicki In: Ice Hockey

Much to the dismay of most hockey fans, the Ottawa Senators went into Buffalo and took game 5, the series and the Prince of Wales trophy home with them. Daniel Alfredsson scored a weak goal 10 minutes into overtime to secure the victory. The shot went through a defenseman’s legs and didn’t give Ryan Miller much time to react.

With the West series still going on, the Sens will have some time to rest up before taking on either the Ducks or Red Wings who will, hopefully stand up a bit tougher than the Senators previous opponents who combined for a total of three wins.

With their overtime win yesterday afternoon the Ducks moved closer to the Stanley cup finals and a shot at taking down the vaunted Sens. The only problem is that despite being down 3-2 the Wings are playing a lot better hockey than Anaheim. It’s apparent when you look at the shot chance totals from the past two games. In fact, Selanne’s OT goal was the result of a careless give away and luck rather than any sort of real effort. With the odds against them, it may be tough for Detroit to advance but i wouldn’t go against them.

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