Friday, February 18, 2011

GDP #58: Sens v Boston

Chris Kelly practicing at SBP in Bruins gear for the first time

Wow, it sure seems like the last game was forever and a day ago wasn't it? It also seems that we were another team, with 3 more players being moved since Tuesday's loss to Long Island. The biggest surprise was Brian elliott being moved for Craig Anderson, who is en route from Denver and will be backing up Robin Lehner tonight.

The other news is that Chris Kelly makes his Bruins debut against the Sens in Ottawa, the only club he's ever know in the NHL. Kinda weird isn't it? In more Sens news, Andre Benoit will make his NHL debut tonight, playing with Carker who returns from injury tonight. Francis Lessard will also make his Sens debut tonight wearing #49 with Benoit wearing #47. The Sens will be without Campoli and Gonchar tonight, and will have 6 AHL regulars in the lineup tonight including Lehner, so you might want to get a program if you're at SBP tonight.

The Bruins will be debuting their own new addition in Thomas Kaberle tonight, who will be wearing #12. You will of course remember him from his many years as a Maple Leaf. Honestly who knows what else will happen tonight, it's been a wild week hasn't it? It's got me coming and going. Look for Chris Neil to fill the newly vacated A. Tim Thomas starts for the Bruins.

Here are the Sens projected lines for tonight:
  • Michalek-Spezza-Butler
  • Foligno-Regin-Kovalev
  • Greening-Smith-Neil
  • Lessard-Shannon-Condra
The defensive pairings are projected to be:
  • Phillips-Karlsson
  • Kuba-Lee
  • Benoit-Carkner

Prediction: This will be a wild crazy one with so many lineup changes, but let's face it, Boston is one of the league's best teams and we're on the worst with a full lineup, let alone what we're icing tonight. I fully expect a beating, but will be happy to see the young guys play hard and skate fast tonight. B's win easily 6-2

Pre-game thoughts?


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yikes, I just hope Lehnner doesn't get screwed up getting NHL starts when he's this young. Praying the Sens make the score somewhat respectable and they aren't completely embarrassed.