OTTAWA, CANADA - DECEMBER 14: Craig Anderson #41 of the Ottawa Senators wears his new Heritage themed mask that pays tribute to Clint Benedict, a Hockey Hall of Fame netminder who backstopped the original Senators to three Stanley Cups in the 1920s during an NHL game against the Boston Bruins at Scotiabank Place on December 14, 2011 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images)
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- Alex Auld gets the nod for the Sens tonight. (Ian Mendes)
- Lines for tonight will remain the same as last game.
- Neither of Sergei Gonchar nor Filip Kuba will be in the lineup tonight, but Paul MacLean thinks one or both could return Tuesday against the Sabres. (Ian Mendes)
- In today's prediction panel, Ian Mendes and Steve Lloyd predict a Sens win. Everyone else picks the Pens. (Senators Extra)
- There will be growing pains as the Senators' young defencemen learn what they can and can't pull off in the NHL. It's all part of the plan. (Citizen)
- Boston Bruins defender Adam McQuaid was fined $2500 for his kneeing infraction on Nick Foligno. (TSN)
- speaking of Foligno, his scoring hasn't slowed down his pestiness. In fact, they seem to be growing in tandem. (Metro)
- Corey Locke might return for the B-Sens tonight or at some point during this weekend's back-to-back-to-back play this weekend. The B-Sens have also signed forward Brandon Svendsen to a PTO. (Press & Sun Bulletin)
- Pierre LeBrun tweeted today that the Sens spoke with the Phoenix Coyotes about Kyle Turris this week, but Ottawa isn't the front-runner to acquire him. (LeBrun)
- Marc Crawford suggested the Philadelphia Flyers try to acquire Sergei Gonchar ASAP, and offer a young prospect in exchange--specifically, Crawford named Brayden Schenn. Where do I sign? (Crawford)
- Why are so many stars, including Milan Michalek, missing time due to
concussionsconcussion-like symptoms these days? What can the NHL do about it? (Vancouver Sun)
- Jeremy Roenick thinks the solution is restoring respect among players. Because players used to respect each other so much, right? Right? (Vancouver Sun)
- JoNana looks at a week of weird injuries. (Backhand Shelf)
- We don't hear much about Marian Hossa these days, but his terrific career just keeps going. (Sporting News)
- It was mentioned in the comments yesterday, but Chris Pronger is out for the rest of the season and the playoffs. (Puck Daddy)
And in case you've missed it, check out this hilarious video of the first two rounds of the Senators' draft for the Sens' Super Skills Competition. My money's on Team Alfredsson.