Sunday, October 30, 2011

GDP #12: Battle Of Ontario II

The Sens are back at it tonight, looking for their SIXTH consecutive win, as they take on Toronto at SBP in the second installment of the Battle of Ontario this season. The first was a very exciting affair in which the Leafs held on to win 6-5 at the ACC, so expect another entertaining matchup.
Craig Anderson will likely start again, while Robin Lehner backs him up, and for the Leafs, it will be Jonas Gustavsson getting the start. Both goalies played yesterday and both were winners. The other big news is of course the cheap shot from Wolski on Alfie yesterday. The captain will be out of the lineup, so Nikita Filatov has been recalled. I have to say I applaud the move. We could use him.

It's hard to imagine that the Sens will make many changes, if any after this win streak. Only question will be where Filatov plays. Will post the lines once they are available.

Update @ 12pm: Filatov has been called up to sit in the press box. Bobby Butler will suit up instead and Robin Lehner will start tonight.

Prediction: Both teams played yesterday and won, and both have to travel, so it's even on that front, although this is the only time this year the Leafs will play the day before they play us and we played too so no advantage there. These games are very hard to predict because standings don't matter, but no way I'm betting against the team right now. I'm rolling with them until they lose. Sens win 5-2.

Record this season: 8-3 with zero exact scores predicted.

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