The second period did not get off to the start that the Blues wanted it to. B.J. Crombeen closed out the first period with a tripping call at 19:18. The Senators took advantage just 64 seconds in, with captain Daniel Alfredsson knocking one past Brian Elliott:
The shot was originally a Sergei Gonchar one, but Alfredsson was at the right place at the right time. Net presence always helps you with a rebound or two, which is something the Blues need to work on.
What David Perron doesn’t need to work on is his backhand. Frenchie didn’t get a chance to play pond hockey with Daren Pang and his family yesterday, so he decided to go for it tonight, flicking one past Alex Auld with a minimum of effort:
That was goal number six for Perron. The Blues are undefeated in regulation when scoring three or more goals, so hold on to your hats. This might be the first win in a very long time in Ottawa.