After more than 260 days without Ottawa Senators hockey, the day has finally arrived.
The Sens open up their season in Winnipeg this afternoon in a game that will help officially raise the curtain on the 2013 National Hockey League season. The Ottawa/Winnipeg contest is one of 13 games on the schedule on opening day.
There were some calls for Robin Lehner to get the nod in this one but Paul MacLean has to go with his number one guy. Anderson was one of the primary reasons this team made the playoffs last year and he deserves to get the start on opening day.
After a week of training camp, no real surprises in the Senators line up. Mike Hoffman impressed in camp but his two way contract has him in Binghamton for now. Kaspars Daugavins is the 13th forward and Mark Borowiecki is the 7th defenceman.
The Senators will not skate this morning in Winnipeg so here is how Paul MacLean's line up is expected to look based on yesterday's practice.
In the depths of the lockout, it was hard to imagine this day. NHL hockey has finally returned.
GO SENS GO!