Game Day : Habs @ Sens
The Habs head to Ottawa to face a team that just really doesn't look like much of a team. A loss tonight would be frustrating, to say the least. Elliot hasn't won a game in God knows how long, and after last nights lashing, the Sens probably won't be building on anything. Alfredsson is having the worst season of his career, and he's getting no support from his teammates.
While the Habs are riddled with injury, this game couldn't of come at a better time, as the Sens might be the easiest team in the league to play against. They have little to no goaltending and are not really that explosive offensively. It will be a great opportunity to test out some new line combinations, since the Habs are relying on some AHL talent to fill the gaps.
The Habs are without Mike Cammalleri, who is now on IR with what appears to be a separated shoulder. Benoit Pouliot, Jeff Halpern and Max Pacioretty are all day to day, and it's too early in the day to tell who will play and who won't. Habs did call up Andreas Engqvist and Ryan White, and chances are one of them will be sitting for tonight's game.
Ottawa will be playing without Jason Spezza, Alex Kovalev and Pascal Leclaire.
If they can make it through tonight, they are not in the clear. The habs are set to face a very very upset Anaheim Ducks squad on Saturday at the Bell Center. The Ducks lost last night in embarrassing fashion to the Leafs. Ducks star's Corey Perry and Bobby Ryan were a combined -7 on the night. Expect tonight's game and Saturday's game to have very different outcomes.
No idea of goalies at the moment. I'm predicting Alex Auld tonight and Carey Price tomorrow back at home. As far as Ottawa goes, it doesn't really matter. Elliot or an AHLer, Habs have a ton of opportunity to score big.