Thursday, September 19, 2013

Game Day Notes Vs Toronto


First off, it sure feels nice to have hockey back doesn't it? And tonight is your first chance to see the Sens in person at the CTC, as they take on their provincial rival Maple Leafs. Game time is 7:30pm and this one is televised live on TSN.

-Bobby Ryan makes his long awaited home debut, as he plays wing on what should be our first line this season, with a seemingly healthy Milan Michalek and new captain Jason Spezza, who will be showing off the C for the first time at home too tonight.

-Starter Craig Anderson will also see his first action of the season and is expected to play 2 periods tonight, before Nathan Lawson comes in for the 3rd. Lawson has been very solid thus far in the pre season.

-Potential winger for the Sens this year Shane Prince will also make his season debut, but he's in tough to make the team out of camp since main competition Mike Hoffman would have to clear waivers if cut, while Prince does not.

-First pairing EkK65 and Mark Methot will also suit up tonight. Newly signed Jared Cowen won't play yet.

Here are the projected lines and defensive pairings:

-Michalek-Spezza-Ryan                                       Karlsson-Methot
-Greening-Zibanejad-Neil                                    Claesson-Wiercioch
-Petersson-Pageau-Prince                                   Phillips-Wideman
-Schneider-Grant-Kassian

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