From bad to worse for the Senators


The Senators had high expectations placed on them in 2022-2023, but the Ottawa team instead took a completely opposite path at the start of the season, suffering their sixth straight loss on Tuesday at the Canadian Tire Centre. This time, she lost 6-4 to the Vancouver Canucks.

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The “Sens” are also in eighth and last place in the Atlantic section, with a thin harvest of eight points in 12 games.

The visitors flashed the red light four times in the third period to win.

Bo Horvat twice, along with Jack Studnicka, Ilya Mikheyev, Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Elias Pettersson, in an empty net, all shook the ropes for the visitors. Goaltender Cam Talbot was the main victim of this offensive festival, yielding five times on 27 shots.

In the win, goaltender Spencer Martin made 37 saves. He was foiled by Drake Batherson, Travis Hamonic, Tim Stutzle and Claude Giroux.

Equally catastrophic for the Blues

It’s hard to do worse than the Senators right now in the National League, and yet that’s exactly what’s happening for the St. Louis Blues, who lost for the eighth straight time, losing 5 to 1 in Philadelphia, against the Flyers.

The Blues also continued their attacking failures, as they were unable to score at least two goals for the fifth time in this dismal streak. This time, Ryan O’Reilly was the only one to beat goaltender Felix Sandstrom, who stood up to 27 shots.

At the other end of the rink, the Flyers made goaltender Thomas Greiss pay the price, beating him five times on 35 shots. Wade Allison, Travis Konecny, Noah Cates, Lukas Sedlak and Owen Tippett have all hit the mark.

The Golden Knights on a good streak

If some teams are going through a very bad sequence, others are having a good time. This is the case, among others, of the Golden Knights of Vegas, who signed an eighth consecutive victory by defeating the Maple Leafs 4 to 3 in overtime, in Toronto.

Reilly Smith is the one who ended the debate during the extra period. He slipped between two opposing players at the crowd favorites blue line, before recovering a throw from William Karlsson and slipping past goalkeeper Erik Kallgren. The visitors forward did not miss such an opportunity, lodging the puck in the top of the net, with a backhand shot.

Smith is also the one who forced overtime, hitting the target shorthanded in the third period.

Besides Smith, Jack Eichel and Nicolas Roy also got the better of Kallgren, who finished his match with just 16 saves. His vis-à-vis, Logan Thompson, stopped 28 of 31 pucks aimed at him, yielding twice to Timothy Liljegren and once on a shot by Mitch Marner.


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