Well, now that MLB and its minions in black have dispatched the Blue Jays we can finally go back to jeering all the teams in blue from Toronto. By the way, speaking of teams in blue from Toronto, the Leafs will be playing the white hot Canadiens tonight. The Habs are 2 wins short of matching the NHL record of 10-0 to start the season so I am conflicted -- who do I cheer for?
No matter, the suddeny-injury-riddled Senators have their work cut out for them as they face the suddenly-cold Arizona team. After going 3-0 to start the season the Desert Dogs have managed a single point in their last 4 games -- a shootout loss to the Devils. Meanwhile, the Sens have yet to win at home, after blowing a 4-2 lead in the last 6 minutes and then losing in the eventual shootout (after three OT games the Sens have yet to avoid the shootout; they have also yet to avoid an OT penalty kill).
On the injury front, Marc Methot has missed 2 games with flu-cussion (started out as a flu, then somehow morphed into a concussion). Mark (with a 'k') Borowiecki has been filling in a EK's regular shift partner -- not an ideal situation by any stretch (quick poll: would you rather Phillips?) Joining Methot in the dark room is Clarke MacArthur, who has missed the last three games and will likely miss quite a few more; the last two concussions have come on fairly mild hits so I fear it's going to be a long time before we wee him in the lineup. Lastly, last season's goal scoring leader, Mike Hoffman went down with a lower-body-injury early in the third period of the Devils game and is out day-to-day. McCormick has been recalled from Bingo -- looks like Max will play on the fourth line -- we'll see who moves up and where at the morning skate.
As always, GO SENSE GO!!!!!