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When the season began, the conventional wisdom was that the Ottawa Senators would struggle to score and would need outstanding goaltending simply to be competitive.
Allen Panzeri snapped this shot of Nikita Filatov, one day after the Senators’ winger took a skate to the face. Filatov is banged up, as you can see, but his nose isn’t broken as first suspected.
It wasn’t exactly the way Ottawa Senators coach Paul MacLean would have scripted it, but it wasn’t a bad way to start a three-game road trip.
View photos from Ottawa’s 6-4 win over Winnipeg.