Friday, January 16, 2009


Along with my brother and a load of friends (14 in total), I will be invading Ottawa to catch the Habs taking on the Senators at Scotia Bank Place.

Montreal (26-11-6) find themselves 4th in the Eastern Conference, 12 points behind Division leading Boston. They have been hot of late, winning 8 of their last 10 including last night's 3-2 home-ice win vs. the Nashville Predators. The seeding is a little surprising when comparing them to Boston, but it doesn't compare to the stunning position Ottawa finds themselves in midway through the season.

The Senators are 13th in the Conference, and they have 2 less points than even the lowly Lightning.

Ottawa has 15 wins through 42 games (15-21-6). As shocking as that is, this might be more-so: The Senators, last year's highest scoring team, is this year's lowest with 101 goals for. Detroit leads that category with 165.

Not many would have predicted the Sens to be lower than Toronto in the Division, but indeed they are. They find themselves 4 points back of their provincial rivals, but to their credit, they do have 2 games in hand.

Look for us on the CBC coverage tomorrow, as I should be holding a sign for PJ Stock, who has personally promised to try to get me on the Hockey Night in Canada highlight reel.

Any ideas of what I should write on a sign would be appreciated!


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