Tuesday, January 11, 2011

GDP #43: Sens @ Beantown

The Sens are in Boston tonight, as they take on the division rival Bruins, with a big 2 points on the line, well for Boston at least. The TD Garden will be the venue, as we try and break our awful record against the B's in the past few years.

As we enter tonight's contest, the Sens are 11 points out of 8th. Think about that for a second. We need to make up 11 points, just to come in 8th in our conference. And Murray and Melnyk have the nerve to say we still have a chance. Please!

Anyways, back to actual on ice stuff, Mike Broduer was called up to back up Elliott, who starts again. With Kovalev out a week or so, Jim O'Brien has been called up as well. For some reason, Brian Lee is sitting now, in favor of Matt Carkner. Personally, I think Lee has earned the right to stay in the side, but perhaps they're trying to showcase Kuba? A guy can dream can't he?

So with that being said, here are the projected lines for tonight:
  • Michalek-Regin-Alfredsson
  • Foligno-Fisher-O'Brien
  • Ruutu-Kelly-Neil
  • Smith-Winchester-Shannon

God our 2nd line is horrible.

Prediction: The Sens always have a tough time with the B's, especially in Boston, but luckily for us, the Bruins played last night in Pittsburgh, so they will be a bit tired. There's also a chance that Lucic will be sitting out, so that helps us out. The problem is we can't score and Tim Thomas owns us. Sens lose 3-1.


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