Photoshop Gameday Preview - Toronto @ Ottawa
by Capital Gains
It's game day! The Sens are in Ottawa tonight to take on the hometown Leafs. Hold on, that can't be right. Ottawa is hoping to build off of their 2-1 shootout win against the Devils, and win their fourth game in a row.
The stakes are raised for tonight's game, not because of the standings, but because it will be a #SensMotB game! If you're new here, Sens Money on the Board is a charity drive in which you pledge money for in-game events. For example, you can pledge $6.50 for a Karlsson assist, $16 for a MacArthur goal, $19.67 for a Sens win, or whatever your creative little mind can think of.
To make a pledge, follow the instructions here.
Now on to the story lines:
- The Maple Leafs were 12 points ahead of the Sens on March 15. Currently, the two teams are tied in points, which means that if the Sens were to win the game tonight, they would finish ahead of the Leafs in the standings. The Battle of Ontario is back!:
- In order to get ready for the game tonight, Chris Phillips spent the day with some of the rookies on the team and took them through the origins of Battle of Ontario, which happened 14 years ago:
- Tonight's game may be the last home game as a Senator for Captain Jason Spezza. Is it a coincidence that it's against the Leafs? Yes, probably, but don't be surprised if you see this next season;
|Upon further examination, it is unlikely that Spezza gets traded to the Leafs this summer, as he is not from Mimico, Ontario. Also, we're very sorry for doing this.|
- Tonight is the Leafs' final game of yet another successful season. Superstar David Clarkson had a great first year with the Leafs as he put up 5 goals and 6 assists in 59 games. Sens fans should consider themselves extremely unlucky that Bryan Murray didn't end up signing Clarkson to a multi-year, multi-million dollar contract. Although, I do wonder what it would look like in a world where Murray did end up signing Clarkson...