As if the Sens didn't have enough problems on their plate already, tonight they are in Philadelphia to take on the league's best team. Great. The good news is that the Sens are perhaps coming off one of their best efforts of the season, a 2-1 loss to Anaheim on Tuesday at SBP. Hopefully it's something to build on tonight.
No lineup changes from Tuesday, which means we will be going with only 11 forwards again, as Peter Regin is a healthy scratch for the 2nd straight game. That also means we will be going with 7 defenceman again tonight, which is a bit odd but obviously a message to Regin.
In goal, Brian Elliott gets the start, going for his 10th loss in a row, which is very likely playing the Flyers on the road. Just think better draft pick, just think better draft pick.
Prediction: The Flyers are clearly one of the NHl's elite teams and can play any number of styles with all the talent they have. They're what we hope to be in a couple of years, after all, they were last overall just a few seasons ago and went with a quick on the fly rebuild and now look at them. Unless Brian Elliott stands on his head, or the Sens break out with another 6 goal game, I can't see how we have a chance tonight. I'll be happy not being blown out. Philly wins 5-2.