Alexander Steen is still on a torrid scoring pace and has 22 goals this season. That’s good for second in the NHL, and he trails only Alexander Ovechkin in the category of lit lamps. Steen has been more or less automatic this season, and is connecting on 20% of his shots.
Robin Lehner didn’t get that memo though.
The Ottawa Senators get jammed up at their own blue line and fail to clear the defensive zone. T.J. Oshie punches through the cluster and ends up with the puck on his stick, and feeds a slick pass to Steen, who is camped out on the left post.
Steen shows great patience on the play, and tries to wait out Lehner. The goalie comes up with a monster two-pad stack though, preventing the St. Louis Blues from tying the game up late in the second period.
Ottawa’s goalies have struggled badly throughout the season. Craig Anderson hasn’t been particularly good, and Lehner has been streaky. The latter was outstanding against St. Louis last night though, and was a big reason why the Senators were able to win the contest in overtime.
The Senators are right back at it this evening though, and will try to hand the San Jose Sharks their sixth loss in seven games.