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Senators Blog: Silver Seven
Six to one.
You lost six to freakin' one to the Senators last time you played them.
Gustav Nyquist is back to save the world. He should score six goals all by himself tonight. The bottom line is pretty much that you're a better team than the Senators. Show that on the ice tonight. Prove that Thursday night wasn't a fluke. Win back-to-back games. Beat a division foe. Get back on track.
Winning is way more fun than losing.
It's time to start streaking in the right direction.
The Expected Lineup
|Corpse||Pavel Datsyuk||Todd Bertuzzi|
|Johan Franzen||Henrik Zetterberg||Gustav F*cking Nyquist|
|Tomas Tatar||Darren Helm||Justin Abdelkader|
|Drew Miller||Joakim Andersson||Crap|
|Niklas Kronwall||Jonathan Ericsson|
|Kyle Quincey||Brendan Smith|
|Brian Lashoff||Jakub Kindl|
|Jimmy Howard (starting)|
Injuries: Danny DeKeyser (shoulder), Stephen Weiss (groin), Daniel Alfredsson
|SENATORS||THE MATCH-UP||RED WINGS|
|8-10-4 (20 pts; 6th in Atlantic)||Record||10-6-7 (27 pts; 4th in Atlantic)|
|2.86 (9th in NHL)||Goals Per Game||2.52 (21st in NHL)|
|3.09 (24th)||Goals Against Per Game||2.65 (15th)|
|18.6% (16th)||Power Play %||21.1% (10th)|
|81.0% (19th)||Penalty Kill %||86.5% (3rd)|
|Bobby Ryan (10 goals)||Goal Leader||Pavel Datsyuk (11 goals)|
|Erik Karlsson (22 points)||Points Leader||Henrik Zetterberg (26 points)|
Player to Fear: Bobby Ryan. He scores goals. Plus, you should never trust someone with two first names.
X-Factor: Jason Spezza and Erik Karlsson. They do a lot of positive things on the ice usually.
Familiar Faces: No one. Daniel Alfredsson once played for the Sens though.
Thumbs up (One Thing to Like About Ottawa): Paul MacLean.
Thumbs down (One Thing to Dislike About Ottawa): It's in Canada.
Bullets of Knowledge
- The Red Wings are 16-9-1-0 (W-L-T-OTL) all-time against the Senators.
- Last 10 games: Ottawa 4-4-2. Detroit 3-2-5.
- The Wings are currently 2-2-3 on Saturdays.
- Howard is 3-1-0 with a 3.71 GAA, .885 SV% in 4 career starts against the Sens.
Prediction: Red Wings win 4-2. Zetterberg is your player of the game.