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Game 59: Ottawa Senators @ Toronto Maple Leafs

Ottawa Senators
@ Toronto Maple Leafs

Saturday, Feb 19, 2011, 7:00 PM EST
Air Canada Centre

Enemy: Pension Plan Puppets

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All right, no one wants to lose this one, right? But, uh, it might happen. Because essentially, we're talking about a Marlies vs. B-Sens game at this point. James Reimer is in net for Toronto, and you may remember him from his 32-of-33, .970 SV% stat line in his first ever NHL win, courtesy of an Ottawa Senators team that had more NHLers on it than this one does. The final score of that game? 5-1 Leafs. Yikes.

But don't worry! Since then Toronto has also traded Tomas Kaberle, Francois Beauchemin and Kris Versteeg. Unfortunately, they kept all of the players that scored goals the last time these teams played. So, that's not encouraging. Still, this is a Sens team that would have tied the Cup contending Bruins last night if it weren't for that pesky third period thing.

Who will I be watching tonight?

  • Craig Anderson - Gets his first start in Ottawa. I know what you're going to say: CRAIG ANDERSON LEERS AT ICE GIRLS HA HA HA LOOK AT THESE PICTURES THIS JOKE IS SO FRESH AND HILARIOUS I AM THE KING OF COMEDY GOLD! Get it out of your system now and then please let it die a merciful death.
  • Bobby Butler - What a bust, he can't even keep his multi-point game streak going. Now he's just got a goal streak going.
  • Alex Kovalev - Continues to play like his time in Purgatory is coming to an end.
  • Tyler Bozak - He always seems like a Sens Killer when he's on the ice.

Even though it will probably not be good hockey, it will certainly be exciting hockey. As always, it's your duty to join us in the comments thread where in between one of the numerous odd man rushes you'll see tonight, we'll discuss important things like how much Robin Lehner looks like Ivan Drago. I mean, come on.