The Sens are back at it tonight, under less than optimal circumstances, as they try and bounce back after an ass whooping Monday in Philadelphia. The Senators have just arrived in Raleigh now, which is 4pm, after staying the day in Ottawa to attend the services of Daron Richardson. This will mean we will be extremely motivated to win it for her and the family, or we will be exhasuted and emotinally drained, and have a repeat performance of Monday. I can't rule out either one. The game is at 7pm on TSN2.
With the service today, there hasn't been much lineup information today, but I would imagine it would remain the same as it's been lately, but don't completely rule out a bit of line juggling like Tripl C did in the 3rd of the Philly game. Though not official, I would assume Brian Elliott gets the start.
For the Hurricanes we have some breaking news. They have JUST made a trade with the Calgary Flames, that will send Anton Babchuk and Tom Kostopoulus to Alberta in exchange for Ian White and Brett Sutter, who was arrested last week for a bar fight, that was fast. Point being, Carolina will be a bit shorthanded tonight, which can only help our cause. Cam Ward will start in net.
Local Flavor: Ottawa native and Carolina rookie John Matsumoto is a Cane, while they also have former hated Sen Joe "choke time" Corvo and former Sen draft pick Tim Gleason.
Prediction: This is one of the toughest one's I've had to make. If I go with logic then we should lose quite easily. We geenrally don't play well in Carolina to begin with, plus we are getting to the game extremely late, will be tired from travelling, and have other things on our minds. Having said that, sometimes this can also lead to an extraordinary performance for one night, when they rally around a cause. Think of a doing it for Daron type appeal. I wouldn't be shocked if we won 6-0 or lost 6-0 to be honest, so can I push? I guess not right. Ok, I'm going to keep it positive and say Sens win a tough sloppy affair 3-2.