Saturday, October 23, 2010

GDP #8: Sens V Montreal

Last night sure felt great didn't it? A much needed road win against division rival Buffalo, and Alfie hitting 1000. It couldn't have gone any better, well except in net of course. So the Sens are back at it tonight, against another division rival in Montreal on Hockey Night in Canada at 7pm. The Sens are looking to make it 2 in a row and get their season back on track, can they do it? Tune in tonight to see, but I think they'll be ok.

The Sens lineup is expected to be basically the same as last night, with Jason Spezza still remaining doubtful, which is the smart move to sit him by the way, so I won't bore you with the line chart today. So instead of having Brian Lee playing less than 2 minutes at forward, they have re-called one of my favorite's in Zack Smith. Poor Brian Lee, now a failure at TWO positions. The kid can't catch a break can he.

The Sens line of Alfie, Fisher and Michalek was pretty solid last night, look for them to continue to play together. In goal, Brian Elliott gets the start, begrudgingly, at least to me. He was awful on those first two goals last night, but then had a solid 3rd to get us the win. Brian Elliott is who we thought he was, which is Brian Elliott. He is frustrating to watch, and any shot could go in at any time, but he does have the ability to play well at times too. Let's hope he brings his A game tonight.

Prediction: The Sens play their best game of the season last night, and could have won 5 or 6-0, if it wasn't for Ryan Miller and Elliott letting in some softies, which in short means they dominanted the game. The team finally looks to be back on track somewhat, and if playing Montreal on HNIC doesn't motivate you, I don't know what will. I look for another strong effort tonight and another W. The Sens play another good game and win 5-3. I'm now 4-3 this season with one exact score predicted.

Thoughts?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Will Clouston keep the Michalek Fisher Alfie line together when Spezza comes back? If they have success again tonight it would be hard to break up the combo. They could play Spezza with Regin who seems to do well with Spez. The other wing could be filled by either Foligno (my preference) or Kovalev (if he plays like last night).

I wonder how Winchester feels after that blind side thump last night? I haven't heard but maybe if he can't go, Smith will replace him instead of Lee.