Thursday, December 08, 2011
GDP #29: Sens @ Jersey
The Senators are in New Jersey tonight to take on the Devils for the first time this season after dropping the game last night to the Capitals. The Sens who closed out November winning 5 of 7, are just 1-2-1 to start December, so they will be looking to get things back on track tonight. With last night's L, the Sens dropped out of a playoff spot as well.
In injury news, Matt Carkner joined the team in Jersey but won't play yet, but is expected to play here on Saturday against Vancouver. No other changes to the lineup and when Paul MacLean was asked if Filatov might be coming in for Bobby Butler he said "No".
The starters will be Martin Brodeur for Jersey and for the Sens, Alex Auld gets his first start since November 20th in Van City.
Local Flavor: Ottawa native Mark Fraser is a devil and so is former Sen and fan favorite Anton Volchenkov.
Prediction: It's hard to predict these games with New Jersey, but with u splaying last night, traveling, and facing a team who can move into a playoff spot tonight with a win, I can't see us getting the 2 points unless it's in a shootout. I would love to be proven wrong however. Devils take it 2-1.