Photoshop Gameday Preview - Ottawa vs. Tampa Bay

by Steve On Sens and Capital Gains

The Sens enter tonight's game against the Lighting having won their last game Tuesday night against Columbus. A pair of Stephane Da Costa goals and a late Jason Spezza tally lifted Ottawa over the surging Blue Jackets. The Senators are hoping to avenge their 4-3 Shootout loss to the Lightning last week. Tonight's game looks to feature western shootouts, Marc Methot nature walks and a mourning Denis Potvin. Let's take a look at the Starting Goalies!

Starting Goalies

Ottawa: Craig Anderson (17-10-7, 3.02 GAA, .907 SV%)
Craig Anderson looks to get his second straight win tonight. Anderson is playing a Lightning team that beat him three times in regulation and once in the shootout last week. Ottawa's starting goaltender is up to the challenge and believes that his team can pull of a victory because lightning never strikes twice! (Sorry...had to incorporate that somewhere)

Tampa Bay: Ben Bishop (26-7-4, 1.99 GAA, .933 SV%)
Former Senator Ben Bishop is looking to add to his success this season which has featured impressive stats in every column. Bishop currently leads the league in save percentage for goalies with over 25 games played, but more impressively, he leads all goalies in height. Time for the Storylines!

Potential Storylines

After their shootout loss to the Lightning last week, Craig Anderson complained about the deciding factor in the game. "It's a skills competition. It should be reserved for All-Star Games," Anderson was quoted saying. Since the Sens missed on all of their shots against Ben Bishop last week, it seems the team of Spezza, Zibanejad and Turris and Andy have been practicing their shootouts in preparation for tonight!

Sheriff Bishop, this town ain't big enough for the two (or five) of us!
Last week in Tampa, Marc Methot spent some quality time improving his tan while relaxing in the Sunshine State. Fast forward to today and Marc is out exploring the nature of Eastern Ontario!

Marc is still struggling with the concept of snow angels. On your back Mark! Just like Jared in the crease!
With the announcement of TSN taking over the regional coverage of Sens games next year, legendary colour commentator Denis Potvin has been wondering about the certainty of his job. Ottawa fans have grown to love the witty former defenceman and Potvin will be missed greatly.
There is no joke about this image because I am too sad to make one.

Thanks for reading and enjoy the game!
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