Tuesday, October 25, 2011
GDP #9: Sens @ Carolina
The Senators are back at it again tonight, looking for their 3rd win in a row, after beating Winnipeg and Columbus in the previous two games, as they take on Carolina in Raleigh tonight. I have a busy day today so the GDP is a bit quick, my apologies.
There are a few big stories heading into tonight's game. The first is Alfie will be sitting out with a hip flexor, so Kaspars Daugavins takes him place after being called up from Binghamton yesterday.
The other BIG BIG news is that tonight will be Mika Zibanejad's 9th NHL game, and his audition will come to an end. It will be up to the Sens brass to decide to keep him here for the year, or to send him back to Sweden. My gut says they will keep him here to develop on the NHL, and thus burn a year off his ELC.
Local Flavor: Former Sen Tim Gleason patrols the Carolina blueline.
Prediction: The Sens are riding a 2 game win streak, but they always seem to struggle in Carolina. Plus let's be honest, beating Winnipeg and Columbus is nothing to brag about. As always it depends on the goalie play we get and if he can manage to put away our chances. I say the Sens play ok but lose a close one 4-3, but Mika Zibanejad scores his first NHL goal.
Record this season: 5-3 with no exact scores predicted
Pre game thoughts?