After a long summer, NHL hockey returns to Scotiabank Place tonight.
It's still just preseason hockey but it will be a good test for the Sens as they take on the defending Stanley Cup Champion, Boston Bruins, who will be without Zdeno Chara. Puck drops just after 7:30 PM.
The Sens will feature a line up a little different than the one we saw in Toronto the other night. Seven guys will be making their second appearance of the preseason while vets like Spezza and Alfredsson will again sit.
Here is how the Sens lined up at the skate this morning.
- Prince-Da Costa-O'Brien
- Borowiecki- Rundblad
Craig Anderson is expected to get the start for the home side and will split duties with Alex Auld.
Will be interesting to watch how the top three centres perform in this one. Corey Locke is a bit of a long shot but the other three are all expected to be in the mix for that second line centre position. The performance we see from Zibanejad, DaCosta and Regin could go a long way towards deciding who gets that coveted roster spot.
Still plenty of tickets for people that are thinking of heading down to the game tonight. It will also be available on TSN for those of you that can't make the trip down to SBP.