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Tuesday Roundup/Gameday: Sens @ Caps

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Happy '08, everyone.

08... for some reason that number sticks out in my mind as being significant.

Hopefully 08 and his teammates give us plenty to cheer about in this new year, and it all starts today against the Sens. Here's to a happy 08 - on and off the ice.

Why the Senators Will Win:
"The Sens will beat the Capitals because paper beats rock.

The Sens are paper! Flammable, thin and agile, with a strong defensive core and good goaltending... just like any good paper.

The Capitals are rock. Unmoving and heavy. Forced during the cretacious period. Like any rock, the Capitals depend on one source of offence and have a slow goaltender from Germany!

Wow. That made no sense... oh well, I stand by the logic!" - Sens Army

"Why the Sens will win: Well, after Saturday, I think it's safe to say that we've finally clued into the fact that that Russian kid is pretty good and perhaps merits a wee bit more attention. Take away 40% of the Caps goal production and we win (seriously, WE have a problem with secondary scoring? Yikes!). We're still the Beasts of the East folks. You would all do well to remember that." - Five for Smiting

"They're going to play guilty because what happened last time. I get the feeling Paddock and Alfie and Co. will make sure it's not happening again." - Scarlett Ice
Elsewhere 'Round the Rinks:

Karl Alzner: Fashionista.... The Bears scored eight seconds (there's that number again) into last night's game.... EMac will be live-blogging the Winter Classic this afternoon over at FanHouse, so be sure to stop by and check it out.

Daily Awards
  • Hart: Rick Nash (3G, including the game-winner, 6 SOG, 2 hits)
  • Ross: Marc-Andre Bergeron, Rick Nash (3 points each)
  • Norris: Marc-Andre Bergeron (2G, A, 3 SOG, 3 blocked shots)
  • Vezina: Manny Legace (31-save shutout win in Detroit)
  • Richard: Rick Nash (3G)
  • Calder: Peter Meuller (Shootout-clinching goal, A, 2 SOG)
  • Aiken: Kari Lehtonen (L, 5 goals against on 37 shots)