OTTAWA - It will take years before the winner of the Senators summertime blockbuster is determined, but, for what it’s worth, the earliest returns showed them behind 2-0 on that scoreboard Sunday morning.
While Bobby Ryan was unable to score in Ottawa’s season-opening back-to-back games, Jakob Silfverberg had a goal in each of his first two outings for the Anaheim Ducks. The Senators also sent Anaheim a first-round pick in 2014, and top prospect Stefan Noesen, who had a minor penalty but didn’t pick up a point in his AHL debut with Norfolk on Saturday.
Ryan was awarded an assist in the 5-4 shootout loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs, but he hasn’t been able to find mesh with seven shots that also included Friday’s curtain lifter in Buffalo.
Of course, it’s just two games. Nobody in the Senators camp is even remotely concerned, nor sure they be. Neither is Ryan himself, although when camp began the 26-year-old winger did mention he was hoping to bag his first as a Senator early