As for that notable exception, it was a 2-1 rush from Dallas that resulted in the Stars’ only goal on Monday. He stayed too long with puck carrier Mavrik Bourque, leaving Riley Tufte wide open to go through the back for the goal against Jordan Binnington.
“To be better. That’s probably what I learned from that,” Perunovich said. “I kind of let (Binnington) dry out there. I certainly didn’t play the way I wanted and I would like to get this one back.
Sanford and Sens
Zach Sanford took part in his first practice as an Ottawa senator on Tuesday, skating on a line that included former Boston College teammate Colin White and Nick Paul. The team have announced their roster for Wednesday’s preseason game against Toronto and Sanford will be in that game.
After 183 games in four seasons with St. Louis, Sanford was traded Saturday to Ottawa for St. Louisan Logan Brown and a conditional fourth-round draft pick.
“A great guy with good hands. He won a Stanley Cup, ”Senators coach DJ Smith told Ottawa reporters when asked about Sanford. “Brings a presence to our team. Played on a line with Colin White in college – it plays a part.
“The Whites have certainly made a leap in his progression since the exchange. That line with Nick Paul today looked like a playoff line. You see in the playoffs a big group of guys going down low. It’s only on the first day of training, we’ll see what they look like in matches. But they look like a line that could be a handful. “