Since the start of the season, I've been participating in James Gordon's (of the Ottawa Citizen's Hockey Capital blog) game-day prediction panel. Here's my prediction for ce coir...
...Senators 3, Canadiens 1
If the Montreal Canadiens could stickhandle their way through Ottawa's defence like Georges Laraque could stickhandle past the women in that Octane energy drink commercial , Ottawa might actually be in trouble. Pundits often allude to Montreal's lack of size at forward, but it really hasn't helped matters that in the last three years, they've lost Souray, Komisarek and Streit on defence and have replaced them with Paul Mara, Hal Gill and Jaroslav Spacek respectively. When you compound this problem with Andrei Markov's injury, it's the talent on the Habs defence that really comes up short.
If you want to check out the rest of the panel's predictions, click here.