The Ottawa Senators let a three goal lead slip in the third period, before losing 5-4 in overtime against the Montreal Canadiens Saturday night.
This controversial loss seems tough for the Sens players.
Francis Bouillon was the hero of the game with the game winning goal in overtime.
Moments before this goal, it seemed that Robin Lehner (43 saves) had puck possession to get a whistle blown. The puck finally came out of the scrum in front of the net on Bouilon’s stick who shot in an empty net.
After the goal, Lehner and his teammates tried to reach out to referee Eric Furlatte to contest his decision and get some explanations.
What are your thoughts on this decision? Was it too loud?
Thinking about next year already?
In the race for a wild card playoff position, the Sens have a six point deficit on the Philadelphia Flyers and eight place in Eastern Conference.
Playoffs are still alive and possible with this deficit.
Although, the losses keep on adding for Paul MacLean’s troops and the other teams seem to keep on winning each night.
Result is that this loss and point in the standings left behind could be a heartbreaker and fans are allowed to be worried for the last stretch of the season.
Ottawa takes the lead but loses it in 3 minutes
Trailing 1-0 early on in the game, Sens responded quickly.
From halfway in the first period to early in the third, Jason Spezza, Zack Smith, Ales Hemsky (first goal in a Sens uniform) and Clarke MacArthur helped their team take a 4-1 lead.
Unfortunately, within the last three minutes of the game, Montreal erased the lead Ottawa had.
Lars Eller reduced the lead to half, Brian Gionta brought the lead down to one and David Desharnais scored with 0,3 seconds left on the clock.
No time to sorrow on this game, the Sens are back in action Sunday afternoon to play Patrick Roy and the Colorado Avalanche.
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