Senators 4, Oilers 1
With a healthy lineup and a resurgent Pascal Leclaire, Ottawa will be out of excuses if they can't beat up the League's worst team. Like Dany Heatley's refusal to waive his NTC, here's hoping that an Ottawa victory leaves the Oilers faithful in tears.
As I mentioned earlier, Elliott will be in nets tonight. Also, Daniel Alfredsson and Peter Regin will return to the lineup. Thanks to the Ottawa Senators' Twitter, here are Ottawa's lines from practice this morning: Michalek-Spezza-Alfredsson; Regin-Fisher-Kovalev; Kelly-Cullen-Neil; Ruutu-Winchester-Shannon.
Other News and Notes (aka your glorified Google News Feed) with a Little Something, Something Thrown In
- Cory Clouston hasn't ruled out a Nick Foligno appearance during the latter stages of the team's current western road trip. For those, like me, who aren't thrilled with Ryan Shannon's production, this is fantastic news.
- "Getting drafted was definitely a thrill. I think every kid who loves the game dreams of playing in the NHL and winning the Stanley Cup. Getting drafted has made me that much more hungry to chase after my dream. I knew that there was a chance I would get picked and couldn't be happier that Ottawa selected me." ~ Michael Sdao, USHL chat transcript
- Anyone who has a vested interest in Anton Volchenkov's contract extension talks will want to stay tuned to this website for the next few days.
- Tim and I will likely be running a contest in the next week or two with a prize up for grabs. If anyone has a suggestion for a contest idea, email us.