Setup by Senators' Clarke MacArthur gets rave reviews

Senators forward Kyle Turris points to Clarke MacArthur after scoring against the Wild during NHL...

Senators forward Kyle Turris points to Clarke MacArthur after scoring against the Wild during NHL action in Ottawa on Wednesday. (Errol McGihon/QMI Agency)

DON BRENNAN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:17 PM ET

OTTAWA - Clarke MacArthur appreciated the compliment, of course.

“That’s nice of him to say,” the Senators winger replied when told teammate Kyle Turris put the “best I’ve ever seen” label on MacArthur’s setup for the game’s first goal against Minnesota Wednesday at Canadian Tire Centre. “I guess he didn’t watch any (Wayne) Gretzky- (Mario) Lemieux stuff back in the day.”

MacArthur’s modesty aside, his pass at full speed for the Senators first shorthanded goal of the season has to rank as one of, if not THE most spectacular feed in team history.

After flying around Jason Pominville and through the neutral zone down the right wing, MacArthur still had Ryan Suter – one of the NHL’s best defencemen – between him and Turris. Suter laid his stick flat and dropped his right leg to eliminate options, but that only inspired MacArthur’s creativity.


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