Welcome to the 15th Game Day Fire Drill, for this, Calgary’s 63rd game of the season on March 3, 2009.
There’s just not much to say about the Senators.
They’re… well, they’re just not very good. Of course, we all said basically the same thing ahead of that game against Tampa on Sunday and how’d that work out?
So let us not take these Senators, who do have very talented players, for granted. It’s not like the Alfredsson-Spezza-Heatley combo can’t nail your ass to the wall with a power play or two, and the way the Flames played the other day, well, it’s probably not something that’s unlikely to happen.
The added twist, of course, is that Bertuzzi, Langkow and Bourque are all hurt. Which could mean big, big trouble.
On the other hand, it’s only Alex Auld.
The Calgary Flames (37-19-6 for 80 points. Third in the West, first in the Northwest) and the Ottawa Senators (23-28-10 for 56 points. Twelfth in the East, fifth in the Northeast)
5:30 p.m. Mountain time and 7 p.m. Eastern time. All other time zones should sleep a little farther from the wall.
Scotiabank Place, Cannata, Ontario.
Calgary is 15-11-7 on the road this year, and already beat the Senators 6-3 in Calgary earlier this year. The Sens are 13-11-6 at home and are 1-1-1 in the first three games of their current homestand.
What (to hate about the Lightning):
Dany Alfredsson — Better than Jarome Iginla? Okay, slick.
Dany Heatley — Not exactly the best driver in the world.
Dany Alfredsson and Dany Heatley — Too many guys misspelling “Danny.”
Jarkko Ruutu — Pain-in-the-ass skate-eating jerk.
Because it’s nice and early. Enjoy the game before you go to bed early and leave your mindless ramblings in the comments section.