GAME DAY- Konopka In, Butler Out

SensChirp October 8, 2011 0

After a jittery start to the season, the Ottawa Senators are right back at it as they visit the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The Sens struggled for large portions of last night but seemed to find their legs as the game moved along.  We'll see if they can carry over some of that momentum at the ACC tonight.

Ottawa was sloppy in the second period last night and it cost them.  You can't make the defensive mistakes they did against a team like Detroit because they will make you pay every time.  Pretty easy to chalk a lot of those mistakes up to rust though.

The good news is the Sens played a strong final 20 and have something to build on tonight in Toronto.

One line up change expected for the Sens as Zenon Konopka will draw in for Ottawa and take Bobby Butler's place in the line up.  Interesting decision by MacLean on this one.  Butler started camp as the first line right winger and now finds himself in the pressbox.  Interested to see how he responds to this.

Rundblad will spend a second game on the sidelines.

It has been well documented that in each of the six head to head match ups between these two teams this season, the Sens will be playing the second game of a back to back.  A bizarre bit of scheduling that the Sens are not at all pleased with.

Puck drop is scheduled for just after 7:00 PM tonight with all the action on CBC's Hockey Night in Canada.