I am taking the rest of the series game by game. Down 0-3 hurts.I believe they can win tomorrow, and then build momentum. This is not a light switch here, they have been playing well, but so have the Sabres to shut us down.
The Sens need to take everything they learned the last 3 games, go into tomorrow and throw everythinbg they have, they have nothing to loose.
Put Hasek in net tomorrow, I don't give two shits if he says "I'm not ready to play". This man was brought into Ottawa to do one thing, and one thing only, And he has been MIA because he isn't 'ready'. Sorry Dom, but you have Redden who missed one game in teh playoffs due to hismother passing, you have Fisher who took a puck in the face, and has not missed a game because heput on a cage. You have Kelly who suffered an upper body injury, to return, and suffer a lower body injury, and returned a game or two after. Eveyrbody is playing injured, it's time Hasek stepped up to the plate and do the same. He has to realize, if he looses the game, he is done in the NHL, no team, not even Ottawa will want him back; if he injures himself, he is done in the NHL, as no team woudl want him back with his injury history in the last 3 or 4 years.
The team, and Hasek has nothing to loose tomorrow. Giveit all they got, get the win, take some rest, come back home, get game 5. That puts the series back at 2-3. It's a new game at that point.
People are harping on Emery. What they have to realize is Emery was not here to win the cup. He was here to learn from Hasek and improve his game. He is a rookie, a kid that needs some adjustments and fine tuning in the off season, and all of next season in order to become a bonofide starter in the NHL.
Redden and Chara both have HUGE reasons to step it up in the playoffs. Redden is playing great, Chara is not.Chara needs to have an outstanding game if he wishes to have a chance to remain in Ottawa.
The Senators can take game 4 in Buffalo. After that point, its all about taking it one game at a time.