With the trade deadline now in the rearview, Paul MacLean and his team can look ahead to the final 18 games. The Senators currently hold the 7th seed in the Eastern Conference but trail the division leading Bruins by just four points. If Ottawa is going to have any chance at chasing down Boston, they have to find a way to beat them head to head.
The Bruins have won all four meetings between the two teams so far this season.
On Saturday, the hatred started to boil over between the division rivals and we can expect more of the same tonight. Joe Corvo, who is still bitter over a hit Turris threw on Saturday, spoke with the media in Boston yesterday and said he plans to fight Turris. I'm all for two guys sorting out their issues on the ice but the fact that Corvo chose to share his "plans" with the media seemed fairly bush league. Corvo backtracked on his comments this morning.
Should be interesting to see what happens tonight.
Newly acquired Matt Gilroy will make his Ottawa Senators debut tonight and wear the #97, a number he wears to honour his brother who passed away when he was young.
MacLean will make a couple changes to the line up as Matt Gilroy and Zenon Konopka draw in while Matt Carkner and Kaspars Daugavins come out. Here is how the Sens are expected to line up.
Robin Lehner gets his second straight start in the Ottawa goal. Puck drop is scheduled for just after 7:00 PM with all the action available on Sportsnet and TVA Sports. Keep an eye on the comment section for any streams that become available.
- On Friday, March 2, we'll be holding another SensChirp Event at the Local Heroes on Clyde Avenue. For just $60 bucks you get a 300 level ticket to the game against the Chicago Blackhawks, dinner ($15 or less) and transportation to and from the game. Not to mention a chance to mingle with some SensChirp readers. Call 613 224 3873 and mention the SensChirp event to book your spot. Space is limited!
- Ben Bishop, acquired from the St. Louis Blues on Sunday, is expected to make his debut with the Binghamton Senators when they take on the St. John's Ice Caps tonight. Will try to provide some updates on that game later tonight.