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Silver Nuggets: Hoping not to sing the blues in St. Louis

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Here are your headlines as the Ottawa Senators get ready to take on the St. Louis Blues:

  • UPDATE: No changes in the Sens lineup tonight. Brian Elliott gets the start. (@NHL_Sens)
  • A bit of a split on the prediction panel: Four say Ottawa, three say St. Louis. (Citizen)
  • As Cory Clouston says, the Sens "just have to move forward" and be ready for tonight's game. Tragedy doesn't stop the season from going on. (Citizen)
  • Mike Fisher's seemingly perennial cold-streak has hit seven pointless games. And he hopes to end it tonight (O RLY?). (Citizen)
  • Admittedly, Fisher is playing through an injury, but if that's the only reason he's been so ineffective recently, then he shouldn't be playing through it. He should be scratched, and given time to rehab whatever the injury is. (Sun)
  • David Hale: Still waiting. (Citizen)
  • The Mayor wonders: Is today the day? The day Alex Kovalev gets his 1,000th NHL point? (Sens Town)
  • The Sixth Sens podcast this week features Ottawa prospect Louie Caporusso. (The 6th Sens)
  • How much might Chris Phillips' next contract be affected by his terrible performance so far? (Sens Chirp)
  • Bruce Peter wonders whether Canadian hockey pundits will be panicking after the Russian team won the Subway Super Series. I'm not panicking, because the Canadian talent was broken up into three pieces (Teams WHL, OHL, and QMJHL) while Russia's was mostly concentrated on their one. The true test will be the World Juniors (although even that will be missing big names playing in the NHL). (Puck Worlds)
  • How exciting is it that a player in on pace for 50-in-50 past the one-third mark? I hope Steven Stamkos can get there. We're well overdue for one of those seasons. (Puck Daddy)