Monday, April 14, 2008
Round 1, Game 3: Only Chuck Alfie can save the Sens now
Is a 75% Alfie better than no Alfie at all? With another spadeful of dirt about to be tossed on the shallow 07-08 Senators grave, we may just get our answer. As alleged "stars" Jason Spezza and Dany Heatley have been neutered by the 1-2 shutdown pair of *cough* Brooks Orpik and Sergei Gonchar, adding Alfredsson's creativity and intensity surely can't hurt. The problem is, of course, that many have speculated the captain's been wounded through much of the season as the expected effort has occasionally gone missing.
The Sens need to take their cues from the Bruins yesterday. Keep it tight, keep it simple and stay out of the box. Also, if Marty G can continue his outstanding play that would be really swell. I'm of two minds on the predictions tonight. I had them giving up the first goal about 30 seconds in (as they are wont to do at home) and falling to a 2-1 Overtime decision (Crosby awakens to express his displeasure for the Bank's new mural theme). I think it could just as easily go 2-1 the other way (Crosby first 30 seconds, Stillman, Alfie (OT)).
Let's let The Clash take us to game time. Will it be Death or Glory for the Sens tonight?
Posted by Jay Jardine at 3:02 p.m.