“Eight Is Enough” is soooo ‘70s.
Ottawa (30-21-4, 2nd in the North East and 5th in the Conference) hosts Montreal 25-25-5, 3nd in the North East and 10th in the Conference) Saturday afternoon – the first game of Hockey Day in Canada. On Thursday the Sens extended their current streak to a franchise-record-tying 8 games, doing it in style by beating the current Stanley Cup champs in their own barn.
The Habs come into this game following a slightly different route. The Montreal squad is on a 2-game losing streak, and has fallen 2 spots out of a playoff position. That said, they are tied in points with the 7th seed Flyers, so a win (and some help from other teams) could find the Bleu-Blanc-Rouge Olé-ing all the way to 7th.
As well as Ottawa is playing lately, and as inconsistent as Montreal has been, this is not a gimme game. However if they continue playing The System, a new franchise record will be established around 5PM.
TV: RDS (HD),NHLN-US (HD),CBC
Radio: Team 1200
Web: check http://www.atdhe.net and http://www.justin.tv
Leclaire skated with the team at morning practice; Kovalev did not. Winchester filled in for Kovalev and skated with Foligno-Fisher. For the Habs, Mara and Spacek are still out so Yannick Weber was recalled.
Ottawa Senators lineup as of Jan 29th, 2010: http://www.dailyfaceoff.com/team-lineups/ottawa-senators-team-lineup
(hmm, can we change Phillips’ name to Villips?)
Practice lines via Senschirp.ca
Montreal lineup as of Jan 27th, 2010: http://www.dailyfaceoff.com/team-lineups/montreal-canadiens-team-lineup
TSN's Ice Chips:
Ottawa(no changes yet from last game)
Cory Clouston switched up Cheechoo and Kovalev. He said since they are playing on the road (in Pittsburgh) tomorrow he wanted different match-ups. Jesse Winchester skated with the team for the first time since suffering a right knee injury on Jan 9. - TSN
Paul Mara (upper body), Roman Hamrlik (therapy day) and Jaroslav Spacek (flu) did not skate on Thursday. Carey Price had a happy face drawn on the blade of his goalie stick at practice. - TSN
Pouliot - Gomez - Gionta
Cammalleri - Plekanec - S. Kostitsyn
Moen - Metropolit - Lapierre
Bergeron - Maxwell - Darche
Markov - O'Byrne
Gill - Gorges
(yep, a little short)
Ottawa Key Injuries
Jesse Winchester (knee, skated with the team and is close to a return)
Pascal Leclaire (concussion, out indefinitely)
Montreal Key Injuries
Jaroslav Spacek (1/28, flu-like symptoms) questionable
Paul Mara (1/28, upper body) doubtful
Olivier Fortier (9/21, shoulder surgery) out indefinitely
Andrei Kostitsyn (1/8, left knee surgery) to miss at least six weeks.
Game Day Previews:
OttawaSenators.com Game Day Preview: http://senators.nhl.com/club/preview.htm?id=2009020807
NHL.com Game Day Preview: http://www.nhl.com/ice/preview.htm?id=2009020807
TSN.ca Game Day Preview: http://tsn.ca/nhl/scores/gameday/?hubname=nhl-senators
ESPN Game Day Preview: http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/preview?gameId=300130014
ESPN Stats Comparison
Phillips post-game audio: http://bit.ly/bIMeei
Elliott post game audio: http://bit.ly/98sMWH
Spezza post-game audio: http://bit.ly/aQ9o32
Carkner post-game audio: http://bit.ly/cqSxUR
Clouston post-game audio: http://bit.ly/cHncJh
SensTV On-line: http://senators.nhl.tv/team/console.jsp
Official Twitter of the Ottawa Senators: http://twitter.com/NHL_Sens
GO SENS GO!!!
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