Preseason Finale in Boston

SensChirp September 29, 2011 0

The Ottawa Senators close out their preseason tonight when they visit the Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins.

The Sens will have pretty close to a full line up for this one in what is their final tune up before the season opener next Friday in Detroit.  The Bruins are also expected to ice a strong line up so this will be a tough test for MacLean's group.

The Sens will still be without a couple of key guys as injuries remain an issue late in camp.  Peter Regin will not dress but is optimistic he can play in the opener despite injuring his shoulder on Tuesday night.

Chris Phillips also missed the skate this morning and will not be in the line up in Boston.

Here is how the Sens are expected to line up…

  • Greening-Spezza-Filatov
  • Michalek-Zibanejad-Alfredsson
  • Foligno-Smith-Butler
  • Condra-Konopka-Neil


The fact that Zibanejad lines up with Alfie and Michalek tonight is a pretty good indication he will start the regular season in that position. Da Costa was banged up in practice yesterday but did skate today with some of the extras.

Craig Anderson will start for the Senators and is scheduled to play the full game.

And again for those of you that missed it earlier. A look at Alfie in the new Heritage Jersey that will be released on Saturday.  This looks like an absolute home run for the organization. 

Expect to see this jersey all over the city this season.