Photoshop Gameday Preview - Ottawa @ Montreal

by Capital Gains

It's game day! Do you remember those? After what seems like a second Olympic break, the Sens are in Montreal to take on the Habs ce soir. Ottawa's last game resulted in a 4-3 OT loss to the Nashville Predators. Since then, the Sens have had 4 days off to watch some movies, practice their pirate impersonations, and even showcase their hockey skills to the fans. Here are the story lines for tonight's game:
  • The big winners from the annual Sens Skills Competition were forwards Mika Zibanejad (hardest shot), Milan Michalek (faster skater) and Bobby Ryan (accuracy shooting). Although these 3 excelled in the on ice events, no one could match up against Matt Kassian when it came to the Hot Dog eating section of the competition. Kassian is a healthy scratch again tonight, which means he gets another 3 hours of practice time for next year's big event.
Joey Chestnut better watch out.
    • Clarke MacArthur will return to the lineup tonight after missing the game against Nashville due to a hand injury. Line mate Kyle Turris is happy to have his left winger back;
    "Have you lost weight?" "No, I think you've just been hugging Bobby too much."
      • Craig Anderson was injured (twice) during the Nashville game and he has not practiced since. This means that for the first time in over 2 weeks, Robin Lehner will be the starter.
      "Finally.... The Lehner has come back.... to be the starting goalie."
        • Cody Ceci was also injured in the game against the Predators as he took a Shea Weber shot to the side of his head. The extended break gave him a little extra time to heal, which means he will be back in the lineup tonight. Ceci's defensive partner Chris Phillips was excited to hear about the good news;
        It's ironic since Ceci has been carrying Phillips for most of the season.
          • Ales Hemsky has recorded 3 assists in each of his last two games. He and Spezza have been lights out for the team the past two games, so expect more of the same tonight.
          Hemsky's on FIYAHH!
            Enjoy the game!
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