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Corvo having fun in Ottawa

Friday, 27.10.2006 / 12:00 AM / News
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Corvo having fun in Ottawa
Senators defenceman Joe Corvo set a team record for defenceman with five points on Thursday during a 7-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs.

by Todd Anderson

A day after establishing a new team record for points in a game by a defenceman with five during the 7-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs, Joe Corvo talked about his early success in Ottawa. In four games this season, Corvo has scored two goals and eight points.

"When you put up six, seven, eight goals like that, it's fun for everybody. I just try to lay it all out there (on the ice). If people notice, people notice. What I want to accomplish most is to win a Stanley Cup. That's my goal, that's our goal. What I've been hearing around here is that just making the playoffs isn't good enough."

Highlighted during Corvo's memorable game last night was his second goal of the season. Corvo raced into the Toronto zone and blasted a long, hard slapshot high into the net past Toronto keeper Andrew Raycroft. Corvo described his momentum leading to the play.

"I kind of put it on my own shoulders to get that goal. I was a minus player on both of the goals against us, and I was steamed. I decided I was going to get one back for the team."

Senators face Chara tomorrow
A familiar face will be wearing the opposition's colours tomorrow when the Senators visit the Boston Bruins. Former alternate captain Zdeno Chara is the new captain of the Bruins. Senators head coach Bryan Murray spoke about the matchup against his former defenceman.

"I think we all recognize he was a very good and important player for this hockey team. I think the players want to play well against him, obviously. He'll have his sights on helping the Bruins beat us. So I think there will be a little incentive to play well. We understand people move on, and that we move on. He's a good player and a guy that I wish well for. I just hope we can beat him tomorrow night."

Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson says playing the puck deep will be important against Chara and the Bruins.

"The key is going to be to make it hard on (Chara). We have to dump the puck past him and make him work because he's going to play a lot of minutes. You're not going to deke him one-on-one. With his reach and strength, you can't do that."

Senators defencemen Wade Redden and Chris Phillips both left Thursday's game early with lower body injuries, but are expected to play against Boston. Forward Peter Schaefer will make the trip to Boston and is expected to participate in the pre-game skate. His status for the game, however, is doubtful. Martin Gerber will start in goal against Boston.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 DET 48 28 11 9 144 123 65
2 TBL 49 30 15 4 158 131 64
3 MTL 46 30 13 3 126 108 63
4 BOS 48 25 16 7 126 121 57
5 FLA 45 20 15 10 111 127 50
6 OTT 46 19 18 9 126 128 47
7 TOR 48 22 23 3 142 150 47
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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
B. Ryan 43 12 21 7 33
E. Karlsson 46 11 22 -5 33
K. Turris 46 9 20 -8 29
M. Stone 44 11 15 9 26
M. Hoffman 43 16 9 19 25
C. MacArthur 45 13 11 -7 24
M. Zibanejad 44 11 12 1 23
D. Legwand 45 7 12 -4 19
A. Chiasson 43 7 10 -8 17
M. Michalek 42 6 9 -7 15
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Anderson 13 11 7 .927 2.37
R. Lehner 6 7 2 .900 3.16