After knocking off the President's Trophy frontrunners, Sens host the Islanders tonight without 50 goal sniper Dany Heatley (gone 4-6 weeks with a separated shoulder). They'll play every other night through to the All-Star Weekend. Washington Tuesday, followed by Carolina, T Bay, Philly, Florida and T Bay.
Patrick Eaves is almost ready to step back in, so the forward lines may shape up something like this:
I'm expecting a sloppy game with last night's emotional and physical efforts taking their toll and a tired Islanders team coming off a west coast trip.
4-3 Sens (Fisher, Robitaille, Spezza, Meszaros)