This could be a statement game of sorts for the Senators. They've lost all three games against the Islanders so far this season, and could prove that they can get up for any opponent with a strong game tonight--not just games against stronger opponents.
It's also a statement game for Chris Campoli and Mike Comrie, who were indericetly referred to by Islanders coach Scott Gordon as "bad apples" after they were dealt. Now it's up to them to show they weren't bad; the Islanders were.
Game starts at 7:00, game thread starts at 5:00 right here. I'll be at the game, so unfortunately I won't be able to join in the game thread, but give me something to read when I get back, 'kay? Thanks.
I was looking for clips of the Sens/Isles post-series lineups when the Senators eliminated them in 2003, but somehow that's not on YouTube. So here's a clip of a big heavyweight fight, instead: