Preseason Game 2: Boston Bruins @ Ottawa Senators

The second game of the preseason -- and first in Ottawa -- is happening tonight, giving local fans a first glimpse at some of the new faces that Bryan Murray has been promising them. Fans are in for a bit of a treat, then, as most of the players in tonight's line-up weren't on the roster to start last season (lines courtesy of TSN):

Filatov - Zibanejad - Butler
Prince - Da Costa - O'Brien
Foligno - Regin - Condra
Daugavins - Locke - Parrish

Cowen - Gonchar
Phillips - Lee
Borowiecki - Rundblad


With those lines in mind, here's what I'll be watching:

  • The battle for 2nd line centre. Zibanejad, Da Costa, Regin, and even Corey "Long shot" Locke are playing pivot tonight, which should make for an interesting game.
  • The Cowen/Gonchar pairing sounds pretty intriguing, doesn't it?
  • As indicated in my article this morning, I'm looking for a solid, physical game from Brian Lee.
  • Kaspars Daugavins had a spectacular Calder Cup run, and his time to make the Senators is running out.
  • Chris Kelly is set to play for the Bruins, so it'll be nice to see his face in Scotiabank Place again.

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