Sens and Jets From Newfoundland

SensChirp September 26, 2011 0

The Ottawa Senators will go head to head with the Winnipeg Jets in this year's Hockeyville game being played at the Mile One Centre in St. John's, Newfoundland.

It will be a homecoming of sorts for Sens forward Colin Greening who hails from St. John's and will skate on the Sens top line with Zibanejad and Alfredsson.

The Sens are down to just three games in the preseason and some tough decision lay ahead for new coach Paul MacLean.  The battle for the second line centre position is still fairly wide open and Rundblad and Cowen are still in the mix for a spot on the blueline.

Both Cowen and Rundblad will get a chance to impress this afternoon in Newfoundland.  It will also be an important game for Zibanejad as he gets a chance on the team's top line with Alfredsson and Greening.  Da Costa has looked sharp the last couple so it's time for Zibanejad to step up and show that he is ready now.

Here is how the line up is expected to look according to Sylvain St. Laurent on Twitter.

  • Greening-Zibanejad-Alfredsson
  • Hoffman-Locke-Butler
  • Dziurzynski-Smith-Neil
  • Parrish-Grant-Cowick


  • Cowen-Karlsson
  • Phillips-Rundblad
  • Gryba-Carkner


Alex Auld is expected to play the full game for the Sens.

Remember it's a 4:00 PM start from St. John's today.  The game is available on CBC.  For more information on the Kraft Hockeyville event you can check out this site.