Ode to the Blues


OTTAWA, CANADA- MARCH 20: Mike Fisher #12 of the Ottawa Senators runs over Andy McDonald #10 of the St. Louis Blues at the top of the circle during a game on March 20, 2008 at the Scotiabank Place in Ottawa, Canada.

I’ve gotta hand it to St.Louis, after they do us a big favor and beat the Montreal Canadiens 4-3 in OT, they drive across the bridge to play Ottawa. Remember last season’s meeting between the two teams? Well, you probably don’t because it wasn’t televised if though the game resulted in an Ottawa win. Mike Fisher potted a pair while Peter Regin ofr his first career NHL goal.

St.Louis recently fired their coach, and I personally thought is was long overdue. Andy Murray is not the one to bring in a rebuilding team. Even though he brought the team to the playoffs after a spectacular second-half rum last season, Murray’s a better coach when he’s teaching the big guns how to play the two-way game. Davis Payne was brought in and has had much success, but I see him in the future becoming a successful coach if he keeps to his instincts and paves the way for the Blues.

As reported yesterday, Milan Michalek is back tonight. He will play on the third line with Zack Smith and Jonathan Cheechoo, just to get his feet wet. Shean Donovan (again) draws out of the lineup. If cory Clouston doesn’t like Donovan’s game, than he has to come out and just say it, ’cause it seems like there’s some friction between the two. Donovan is very valuable to this team, and he needs to be kept at a low cost.

We’ve seen this before. The team comes in from the back-to-back agasinst a fresh team. The team won their first game of the B2B. The fresh team wins the second one. That’s why I’m going with Ottawa tonight to make it 5.

4-2 Sens. A pair from Nick Foligno and singles from Milan Michalek and Erik Karlsson. Berglund and Oshie reply for St.Louis.

GO SENS GO!!!

Tags: Mark Borowiecki Milan Michalek Nick Foligno Paul MacLean