Before the Puck Drop: Buffaslugs @ Senators

Tonight, Paris, France native and living bobble head Stephane Da Costa will draw into the lineup to try and spark some offense for the Senators. Zach Smith will get first shot at the second line center spot but if he can't create chances early I expect to see Da Costa slide up the depth chart. Zibanejad will get a chance on the top line with Turris and Alfie, I think thats a good line because it spreads out the Senators offensive players (like all 3/4 of them) and gives Zbad a shot to learn from Alfredsson.

Gonchar is back after missing a game with the flu, The Tenderness is still out with "whiplash" (code word for being fat).

The key to the game tonight will be stopping the Vanek, Hodgson and Pominville line who are on fire. If we can't the Sens have no shot. On a side note I think its hilarious that the Canucks said they artificially increased Hodgson's stats to make him more tradeable. Thats such a load of crap and an excuse for making a bad trade. 9/10 GMs will take Hodgson over Kassian with the exception being a GM that has Alain Vigneault as a coach, who clearly was never fan of the kid in Vancouver. Ryan Miller sits in favour of Jhonas Enroth tonight, he is still a rock solid goaltender so don't get your hopes up.

Good luck to les boys and enjoy the game!



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