Final game of the pre-season, and then the games start to count! Tonight's lineup is going to look a lot like what you'll probably see on opening night, with the possible exceptions of Filip Kuba on defence (who's out with what is hopefully not a serious lower-body injury) and one of Shean Donovan or Jarkko Ruutu on forward. If I had to guess, I'd say that Christoph Schubert is getting a shot to prove what he can do to coach Cory Clouston, but also to other teams in the event that the swingman gets dealt early this season. I like Schubert, but if he can get a shot on another team's everyday roster, it would probably be best for him.
Unfortunately I won't be able to watch the whole game; I might be lucky to see the second half, but we'll see. So I'll be counting on you, loyal readers, to keep me posted on what happens in this here open thread.
Here's tonight's lineup, according to the Sens' official Twitter:
|Milan Michalek||Jason Spezza||Daniel Alfredsson|
|Alex Kovalev||Peter Regin||Mike Fisher|
|Nick Foligno||Ryan Shannon||Jonathan Cheechoo|
|Christoph Schubert||Chris Kelly||Chris Neil|
|Anton Volchenkov||Chris Phillips|
|Chris Campoli||Matt Carkner|
|Brian Lee||Erik Karlsson|