Game 5 Preview: Colorado Avalanche at Ottawa Senators – Mile High Hockey
Awww, who couldn’t love that face?? – Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports
Welcome to Ottawa, boys! Home of the Legionaries! Er, whatever they are. Logo displays a distinct lack of togas and maroon highlights.
This will be the home opener of Ottawa, so the Avs are going to have to deal with some boisterous fans. There are apparently going to be some fun pre-game activities… not like raising a Conference Champion banner or anything. The Sens went 37-31-14 last year, missing the playoffs by a handful of points, but hope to push it this year. Starting out 2-1-0 and shutting out the Panthers last game, I guess they are on their way, but I’d like very much to hand them another loss to even them out.
I wasn’t even aware that the Sens had signed Bobby Ryan to a fat contract until this moment… I love it when I see the number of years go off of the side of Capgeek’s chart. Ryan hasn’t scored yet this year, but he has a point, and will definitely be looking to turn it on pretty soon and prove he’s worth all that cash. Most of the damage this year has been done by Ottawa’s top line of Clarke MacArthur, Kyle Turris, and Mark Stone. That line has combined for 6 points in the first three games, so I’d love to see us stand up defensively to them. Really, I would like, totally love that. Also, we are gonna be facing some supposedly decent goalie named Craig Anderson. I don’t know anything about him. Nope, not at all.
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