Gameday! Habs vs Senators


Thursday April 7, 2011

Montreal Canadiens vs. Ottawa Senators

WE’RE IN!!!!  Whew!  Wasn’t that nerve racking?

Auld gets the start tonight, and I’m sure everyone agrees, Carey Price has earned a night off.  That was one hell of a performance against Chicago the other night.  If Price isn’t in the running for the Hart Trophy there is something seriously wrong with this league.

The veterans on this team have started to earn their pay, not necessarily showing up on the scoreboard, but their play on the ice has shown obvious improvement.

Who’s out?

Montreal

  • Andrei Markov (Torn ACL-out indefinitely)
  • Josh Jorges (out indefinitely)
  • Max Pacioretty (Broken Neck)
  • Jaroslav Spacek
  • Alex Picard (Foot)

Ottawa

  • Daniel Alfredsson
  • Sergei Gonchar
  • Matt Carkner
  • Marek Svatos
  • Pascal Leclaire
  • Peter Regin
  • Erik Karlsson

Keys to the Game

Don’t relax too much guys!  Yes you are in, but now’s not the time to lose focus.  Having Auld in net will have the team focused on defence and this is a good thing moving forward.

Look for Desharnais, Pouliot and White to get lots of ice time tonight, giving the vets a rest and getting the young guys ready for playoffs.

My Prediction

Montreal 4 – Ottawa 3

 

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About Marcus T

Father, Husband, Blogger, A/V Guy and Huge Habs fan.
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