Silver Nuggets: Leclaire starts; Donovan in for Cheechoo

A whole season comes down to this one game. If the Ottawa Senators lose to the Pittsburgh Penguins, the season is over. If they win, then a whole season comes down to the next game. Here are some headlines heading into game five:

  • Folks are making sure to give the Pittsburgh defence plenty of credit, and to acknowledge Bill Guerin's play in the series, somehow forgetting that Sidney Crosby has almost single-handedly put the Penguins in the position they're in now.
  • There were comments about the refereeing last game, but they were subtle. The Senators have enough things to worry about that they can control, no sense worrying about that which they can't. (Sun)
  • Brian Costello takes a (pessimistic) look at the Senators salary commitments for next year. Because who needs to wait for the season to end before you worry about what'll happen in the off-season? (Metro)
  • Sens prospect Patrick Wiercioch was named to a first-team All American for his play with the University of Denver. If you're wondering, no, he's not American; he's from Maple Grove, B.C. (WCHA)
  • Former Senators GM Rick Dudley found a new job in Atlanta; The Falconer takes a look at his reputation, including a quick blurb about his time here by yours truly. (Bird Watchers Anonymous)

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