Who won Game One for the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday night? Was it Daniel Alfredsson? No. Was it Jason Spezza? No. It was the guys you wouldn't expect who stepped up when needed -- the third and fourth line guys.
Guys like Chris Kelly, for example. Chris who-za-what? Yep, Chris Kelly. His line was the major point producer for the Sens in Game One against Pittsburgh, and SBN's Silver Seven was pretty darn happy with his play.
Wow. Talk about answering the call. With Ottawa's top two lines having their hands full with Pittsburgh's top two lines, we knew that Kelly's line would have to carry some weight for the Senators to have a chance in this series. The line had three goals and three assists, with Kelly notching a goal and two of those assists. His goal came off of a lucky bounce from the glass, and he was staring at an open net. This is Chris Kelly, who shoots high or bobbles the puck for the half second to allow the goalie to get back. Not this time, as he absolutely buried it. Kelly, like his linemates, was a plus two. He was outstanding.