The Ottawa Senators had a good performance on the trade deadline but on the ice was a total opposite yesterday.
Paul MacLean’s troops did not only lose 4-1 to the Calgary Flames but it was also a series sweep in Alberta, Wednesday night.
Tuesday night after losing 3-2 against the Edmonton Oilers, Ottawa must have played one of their worst performances of the year in Calgary.
Let’s remember that the two recent opponents of the Sens are not powerhouses and are both last in the Western conference.
The Ontarian team allowed the three first goals to their opponents before seeing a response by Kyle Turris in the third period who reached the 20 goal mark for the first time in his career.
Unfortunately the game was already out of reach..
First goal for Markus Granlund in the NHL
Markus Granlund was the first to get on the scoreboard in the first period after three minutes of play.
For him, this was his first career NHL goal in his fourth career game.
Max Reinhart had an assist on Granlund achievement.
Paul Byron and Joe Colborne added to the locals lead in the second period before Mike Cammalleri completed the final score in the third period on a power play goal.
First game for Ales Hemsky as a Senators
Obtained from the Oilers before the game, Ales Hemsky did not have to travel too far to reach his new team. He is also familiar with the team as he played his junior career for the Hull Olympiques before being drafted by the Oilers.
Hemsky completed the first line with captain Jason Spezza and his Czech teammate Milan Michalek.
Number 83, contrary to his performance the night before with two goals against Ottawa, was not on the scoresheet. He also had 16 minutes of ice time last night and two shots on net.
With a record of 1-2-0 since the start of their west coast trip, Ottawa will try to stop this two game losing streak as they will play their last game of this trip in Winnipeg Saturday afternoon.
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Photo : Al Charest/Calgary Sun/QMI Agency