Nick Foligno is Flying

The greatest surpise coming out of the Ottawa Senators training camp has been the emergence of their 2006 first round pick Nick Foligno who had a two goal performance on Saturay night in what was a convincing 6-2 win against the Montreal Canadiens. So far in camp this 22 year-old who had nine goals and 26 points last year has been turning heads among his teammates. “He’s looked really good this training camp getting to loose pucks and winning battles,” Sens captain Daniel Alfredsson said. “The two goals he scored were unbelievable and I wish I could do that.” After droping Friday’s game in Montreal 4-2 the Sens who on Saturday also got a two goal performance from Jason Spezza showed the ability to bounce back as they evened their exhibition pre-season record at 2-2 in what was a fast paced wide open game. “It was a pretty high tempo in the first period and I had to catch my breath in between the first and the second,” Alfredsson said. “It slowed down a little in the second period and in the third period I thought we played our best.” The Senators excelled on special teams in this game as they scored three power play goals on seven opportunities and managed to kill eight out of nine penalties. “I was happy obviously to score those goals but I thought our team really played well,” Foligno said. “I thought the young guys came in and really did a good job. (Bobby) Butler had a goal and that line with (Mike) Hoffman and (Zack) Smith played well. It’s going to do well for this team to have those kind of guys pushing so hard and playing so well and it’s going to push everyone to be a lot better.” Ottawa who also got a goal from Chris Neil play next on Tuesday against the Buffalo Sabres.


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