Photoshop Gameday Preview - Ottawa @ Carolina
by Steve On Sens
Ottawa: Robin Lehner (6-9-3, 2.54 GAA, .926 SV%)
Lehner steps into Saturday's game for the first time since a 3-0 win over the Minnesota Wild on January 14. Despite having relatively strong numbers, Lehner's role has been reduced because of the strong play of Craig Anderson. Lehner's biggest moments in recent days have been bashing corsi, trying to prove that "Turnover Goal-Against Snipe" is four words, and saying that Sens TV is bothering. Lehner's start means that he will probably end up eating Nathan Gerbe like a Two Bite Brownie. I probably shouldn't make jokes about Nathan Gerbe. He had an excellent goal the other night against the Flyers.
|Two-Bite Gerbes - only a $1.4 Million Cap Hit. Available at your nearest Loblaws!|
Carolina: Anton Khudobin (9-3-0, 2.13 GAA, .930 SV%)With Cam Ward out with a lower body injury, Anton Khudobin enters Saturday's game boasting an impressive record. Khudobin is looking to get Carolina the two points necessary to tie Philadelphia for the final Wild Card spot. Khudobin has a 3-0-0 record with a 1.33 GAA and .967 SV% against the Senators. On Friday, Khudobin stated that it would be a game time decision if he would wear his normal goalie equipment or his Marshmallow Man suit to stop pucks on Saturday.
|Marshmallow Man vs. Shrek: Goaltender battle in Raleigh|
As always, every night the Sens return to Carolina, it is the emotional, warm-hearted return of a player loved by all - Joseph Corvo. Although he may not be playing, remember that he is sitting in the press box, watching over the Ottawa Senators as they play his past and future team.
|Every single day/ every word you say/ every game you play/ every night you stay/ |
I'll be watching you
Kyle Turris was spotted at Chick-Fil-A on his day off in Carolina eating a Spicy Chicken Sandwich Deluxe with Waffle Fries and a large Sweet tea to maintain his ridiculous amount of calories ingested. Meanwhile, Chris Phillips stopped by a local establishment and asked for a Big Rig Gold.
|"What do you mean you've never heard of Big Rig? It's right beside the big IKEA!"|
On Tuesday night, the game between the Hurricanes and Flyers in Philadelphia was postponed to Wednesday because of heavy snowfall and temperatures that dipped below freezing. Paul MacLean, fearing that the postponement would mean that the Sens-Hurricanes game scheduled for Friday would be moved to a dreaded Saturday afternoon headed to Philly and began digging to save his team!
|MacLean getting more ice time than Karlsson|
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