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Silver Nuggets: Capitals gameday edition

Here are your headlines for today:

  • Planning on getting a Bobby Butler jersey to wear the days you don't wear your Jesse Winchester one? He'll be sporting number 16. (Sens)
  • Speaking of Butler, CapGeek has his contract as a two-way deal, earning $900K/year if he plays in the NHL. (CapGeek)
  • Lines at the morning skate: Regin-Spezza-Alfredsson; Cullen-Fisher-Kovalev; Ruutu-Kelly-Neil-Donovan; Foligno-Smith-Winchester-Butler.(Sens)
  • Brian Elliott will start in net, Brian Lee will replace the injured Anton Volchenkov, and there will be no other changes. Maybe next time, Bobby Butler. (Sens)
  • If the Senators win tonight while the Rangers & Thrashers lose, Ottawa will clinch a playoff spot. (Mendes)
  • The Prediction Panel says that the Capitals will win. Well, everyone except for that homer Peter. (Citizen)
  • Ryan Shannon took a run at Cory Clouston in paractice yesterday ("best hit of [his] career"), wanted to let the coach know he's "ready to battle". (Sun)

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  • Remember yesterday when we said Patrick Wiercioch had been signed? Apparently, the Citizen jumped the gun, and Wiercioch is still making his decision. (Clarion)
  • Extra! Extra! Chris Kelly is happy he's scoring goals. (Citizen)
  • Alex Kovalev has really fallen off since the break: 25P in 22GP for January and February, 0P in 12GP for March. (Ottawa Consensus)
  • And Milks is wondering why the everyone's hatin' on Kovalev for being on his streaky self. (Black Aces)
  • Duff looks at the signings of Jared Cowen and Patrick Wiercioch mean to the future of the Senators blueline. (Another Ottawa Senators Blog)
  • Their loss to the Sens has Buffalo Sabres fans pissed. And scared! (Die By The Blade)
  • Jared Cowen's Spokane Chiefs beat the Portland Winterhawks, forcing a seventh game in the series.