DETROIT @ OTTAWA 7PM
TORONTO @ SAN JOSE 10PM
Ottawa will host the NHL's most winning team this season, and I think many around the league must be considering this game a yard stick for where Ottawa really are in the big scheme of things. The West is clearly the best this season if consistency and overall team proficiency is the gauge. Are Ottawa still just the best team in a weak conference, a point nailed home last Stanley Cup finals, or are they a real cup contender? This one might give some answers. Emery will get the start.
Heading south, both literally and figuratively, we have the Leafs trying to stop the heavy bleeding against San Jose. This one will have little bearing for Toronto if they win. It's a loss that would be a real catalyst for massive change. Toskala is apparently fit enough to start. Pogge will likely back him up, but nothing official has come down any of the wires.
A win or loss for the Sens will surely lead to discussions, but it's only one game and won't be the end all and be all. The same can't be said for Toronto. How fitting they are playing in the land of earthquakes.
For tonight's game night song, I think I speak for all Leaf fans - the time is now.
Hit it Spider!