Tuesday, December 07, 2010

GDP #29: Sens @ MTL

The Sens are back at it tonight, trying to prove that scoring a goal wasn't a fluke on Sunday, when they "exploded" for 3 against the Rangers in NYC. Tonight, they are in Montreal, to take on the Habs, ina big divisional tilt, hoping to make it 2 in a row and get back into a playoff position at some point.

For the Sens, Pascal Leclaire will get the start in his hometown, and rightfully so after some very strong play as of late from Snoopy. Bobby Butler will get another game and will play on the top line with Alfie and Spezza, while Peter Regin will sit his 2nd straight game. While we're on it, how does that work? I think Regin has played solidly and has a lot of potential, meanwhile Nick Foligno has yet to sit at all? Gimme a break, what a joke. Does Triple C not remember the multiple penalties that Nicky boy ahs taken that have cost us goals and points this year? At least Regin stays out of the box and doesn't hurt the team, and has a way bigger upside than Foligno. I just don't get that logic.

For the Habs, Carey Price is in net, and is having a solid season. Of his 8 career shutouts, 3 are against Ottawa, so watch out tonight, as he feeds off the crowd at the Bell Centre. Also a healthy scratch for the 3rd straight game for the HAbs is PK Subban, aka Melnyk's favorite, aka my mom and girlfriend's favorite somehow too. Geez, does this guy have some magic powers or something?

Prediction: It depends if we get off to a good start to somewhat quiet the crowd and if we stay out of the box, and most importantly if we can actually finish our chances, wehich of course we've had a lot of trouble doing as of late. Will tonight be any different? Maybe tonight will be the 2nd win in another 11 game win streak, or maybe it will be back to losing, you never know with this bunch. I say the Habs speed is a problem and we fail to convert our considerable chances and fall 4-1 in la belle province.

Thoughts?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I don't think Ottawa's top six guys can stay off the scoreboard again. They're due to score, I think Alfie and Spez will lead the way to a win.

Totally agree with you about Foligno riding the pine in place of Regin.