The Sens head to Montreal tonight to try and build off their decent weekend, and try to keep pace with a conference sluggishly catching up to and surpassing them in the standings. Some things I'll look for tonight:
- Bobby Butler: How will the kid do in his second game of the season?
- Chris Kelly: How can be possible match his accomplishments from last game?
- Pascal Leclaire: Will he finally be able to string together a good streak of strong games?
- Daniel Alfredsson and Jason Spezza: Will either end their seven-game pointless drought?
- Carey Price: Will he stonewall the Sens tonight?
- Roman Hamrlik: The one-time almost-Senator (rumour had it the Sens wanted to draft Roman in 1992 for the marketing possibilities, but were 'forced' to consign themselves to Alexei Yashin when Hamrlik went first overall) is slated to be a UFA at the end of the season, and he makes my short-list of attractive players for Ottawa. How does he look these days?
Join us in the thread here leading up to and after puck-drop to talk hockey--and whatever else you'd like.
A few pre-game videos while you wait for the game to start:
Gord Wilson's gameday preview:
Cory Clouston's pre-game presser: