Sniffles Outbreak in Ottawa: Waaambulance Dispatched

Short NNN today, this article was as dull as it is long.

In a game full of plot lines, including the heating up of the nasty Battle of Ontario rivalry and an unlikely outstanding goaltending performance by Senators goaltender Pascal Leclaire, the main story was about how the Senators managed to survive a wild flu bug. - Ottawa Citizen

Full of plot lines? Flu bug: check. Leafs continue to dominate Senators despite being worse team: check. Pascal Leclaire turning in a decent performance already relegated to "unlikely" by Ottawa media: check.

I'd take aim at the flu bug but I'll never top Owen Nolan so here it is Ottawa fans: boo hoo.

Without getting overly graphic, countless Senators spent as much time in the bathroom as on the ice, leaving coach Cory Clouston juggling his lineup simply to find enough healthy bodies.

Do any of you know that guy who always says "I'd say something but I won't" as if there's some amazing dirty joke lurking just under the surface? That guy never has an amazing joke buried under there. There's nothing overly graphic about describing the flu. "The Senators had the flu whose symptoms include nausea and diarrhea". Someone fetch the women of Ottawa some fans lest they faint from this graphic material!

"I’ve never seen anything like it," said defenceman Andy Sutton

Sutton was referring to playing in a building full of fans. He shouldn't have been entirely surprised as Nassau Coliseum is pretty full of Leafs fans when Toronto is in town too.

Clouston credited Leclaire for "tracking the puck well" and that he should build confidence from the effort.

Leclaire tracked the puck well? I'll let Phil Kessel and Nikolai Kulemin do the talking for me on this one:

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