Sens will need to once again regroup and draw on available depth as they host the Lightning without their MVP captain in the lineup. According to timeonice, the reliable Dean McAmmond slipped into Alfie's spot on the "top" line with Robitaille and Spezza, while the Schubert/Fisher/Neil and Kelly/Vermette/Eaves combos also ate up some high quality minutes.
Hopefully the injuries will provide Bryan Murray an opportunity to carefully assess the progress and potential of perennial trade-bait like Antoine Vermette and Patrick Eaves as the deadline nears. Jason Spezza's leadership and responsibility will also be in the spotlight. Vermette put on one of those "you'll miss me when I'm gone" performances on Thursday.
3-2 Sens: Eaves, Schubert, McAmmond.
MUPPET's ADDITION To GDT:
The Leafs are playing Buffalo.