Of course there are a lot of personel changes in the team for this game. Of course as everyone knows, Erik Karlsson was sent to Bingo and Filip Kuba will make his overdue return in the lineup, which should make a massive difference for us. In other surprising, yet happy news to me at least, Ryan Shannon will be the healthy scratch, meaning Shean Donovan will get the call again. Dono has been very effective when he's played this year in my opnion, plus he's just a really likeable guy. He's a very easy person to root for and I'm glad Triple C is recognizing his effort this season with more chances to play.
Pascal Leclaire will return to lineup, after taking Saturday's game off with the flu. I always feel better with him back there, he's been a rock so far. I couldn't be happier with the way things have worked out with him so far.
The chase is on to see who will score first between Cheechoo and Spezza. If either one or both of them got it going, it would really help the team out and make us a much more deadly team to deal with. I think it's a matter of time before Spezza pots one at least, but still it is a bit worriesome.
This is a team we definitely should beat and I would be shocked if he don't come out and dominate the lowly Panthers.
Prediction is a Sens 5-1 win and Spezza gets his first goal of the season. The game is @7:30pm on TSN2 and Team 1200