The Sens got goals from Milan Michalek, his tenth of the season, and Nick Foligno but could not find a way to draw even in the third period.
Although the game was sloppy at times, Ottawa looked liked they were in control. They were limiting the number of chances the Rangers had and held a huge edge in shots on goal, with the Blueshirts stuck in single digits until about the half way mark.
Michalek scored to give the Sens the lead but it wouldn't last long. Turnovers by Sergei Gonchar and David Rundblad both ended up in the back of the net and suddenly it was the Rangers that were in control. An insurance goal by Gaborik in the third turned out to be the winner.
The Sens now travel to Buffalo to take on the Sabres on Friday night. The good news for that one is it appears as though help is on the way. There is talk Daniel Alfredsson could make his return to the Ottawa line up in time for 11/11/11.
- Really liked what I saw from Stephane Da Costa last night. His skill level is through the roof and it led to a couple chances to tie the game in the third. You can see that Da Costa's confidence is growing with each game. He logged 16:06 in ice time last night.
- Same goes for Jared Cowen. He turned some heads when he dropped the gloves with Rangers tough guy Andre Deveaux but give Cowen credit as he actually hung in there. Defensively, I thought Cowen was excellent. He ended the game a -2 but I was actually quite impressed with the way he played in his own end.