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Game 12: Ottawa Senators v. Atlanta Thrashers

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Atlanta Thrashers
@ Ottawa Senators

Saturday, Oct 31, 2009, 2:00 PM EDT
Scotiabank Place

Enemy: Bird Watcher's Anonymous TV: CBC Radio: Team 1200

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The Senators are looking to bounce back from an ugly loss on Thursday despite the absence of star centre Jason Spezza, while the Thrashers are are looking to rebound from a loss to the Capitals on Thursday despite the absence of star winger Ilya Kovalchuk. Plus it's an afternoon game, and it's on CBC. Great way to get Halloween started!

Darren's Take:

Unfortunately, the Sens are missing their most creative offensive player (Spezza) and arguably their best defensive d-man (Anton Volchenkov), so they'll have to work as a team to overcome these deficiencies. In Spezza's absence, Ottawa will be looking for big games from Daniel Alfredsson, Alex Kovalev, Milan Michalek, and the surprising Jarkko Ruutu, who is off to a torrid start, at least by his standards. On the defensive side, Ottawa will have to shut down Rich Peverley, on a six-game point streak with seven points, and Christoph Schubert, who has to be considered a threat because he used to play for the Senators.

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