It only took him a dozen games to show he might very well turn out to be a good buy after all.
Gonchar got it going and brought the Senators power play with him Tuesday night at the Air Canada Centre, scoring a goal and assisting on another by Erik Karlsson with the visitors enjoying man-advantage situations in the second period.
The blasts from the point were the difference in a 3-2 win over the Maple Leafs — Ottawa’s fourth victory in its last six outings.
“I wasn’t paying attention to (the goal-less drought) that much,” said Gonchar. “I knew I had to shoot the puck more, and if I did, I’d have those chances.”