The Senators suffered their first loss Sunday to the Canadiens, and with Andrew "The Hamburglar" Hammond on the injury shelf, you have to wonder about goaltending depth. Rookie Matthew O'Connor stopped 31 in his NHL debut.
The Sens were a feel-good story as they roared into the postseason after a rocky start. Now, can they win when people expect them to? One of the keys will be a bounce-back season for Bobby Ryan, who was admittedly not very good last season. The injury to Andrew Hammond puts even more pressure on Craig Anderson to stay healthy.
How do the cardiac kids from Ottawa follow up last season's thrilling run to the postseason? Much will depend on whether GM Bryan Murray made the right decisions on his goaltenders, keeping Craig Anderson and Andrew "The Hamburglar" Hammond. We think he did.