Silver Nuggets: Lehner: Binghamton boring; Players hate Leafs

RALEIGH NC - JANUARY 29: Erik Karlsson of the Ottawa Senators and Team Staal arrives at the NHL All-Star red carpet part of 2011 NHL All-Star Weekend on January 29 2011 in Raleigh North Carolina. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

The last time the Ottawa Senators managed to find an opponent below them in the standings, they won. Tonight the Senators take on the NHL's last place team, the New Jersey Devils. The Senators' start undefeated NHL goaltender, Robin Lehner tonight.

Here are today's links:

Tonight's game

  • Game preview. (NHL.com, Sens Extra, In Lou We Trust)
  • All seven panelists predict a loss tonight to the NHL's last place club. The Devils, however are playing pretty well recently. (Sens Extra)
  • Robin Lehner will make the start tonight against fellow future hall-of-famer Martin Brodeur. Jesse Winchester will not play due to personal reasons, so the Senators will go with seven defencemen tonight. (Ian Mendes)

More news after the jump.

General Sens News

  • Robin Lehner didn't like sitting around with nothing to do in Binghamton. He is also excited about facing Martin Brodeur. (Sun)
  • Colin Greening is surprised at being called up. To be fair, who isn't? (Sun)
  • Meanwhile, Daniel Alfredsson went to Mont-Tremblant with the family. (Sun)
  • The Senators are last in TSN's NHL Power Rankings. In keeping with my theme of the day, Scott Cullen mentions that Sergei Gonchar's play seems to have improved after being separated from Chris Phillips. (TSN)

General Hockey News

  • The locals in my hometown have vandalised Kris Versteeg's car. I promise it was not me. (National Post)
  • Ron Wilson is apparently the coach players least want to play for, while the Maple Leafs are the fourth least popular team amongst the players. (TSN)
  • A nice read about Ray Emery's latest comeback attempt. (Citizen)
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