BIG AL's SLAPSHOT CLUB: REVENGE GAME OF THE YEAR: Al McMordie lost his Hockey play last night on Tampa Bay, which dropped his NHL Run to 46-23 his last 69. But Friday offers a super play on the ice, and Big Al's UNLOADING with his NHL REVENGE GAME of the YEAR. Get on board right now, and hit this Hockey play HARD tonight!
Game: Montreal Canadiens at Ottawa Senators Mar 16 2012 7:05PM
Prediction: Ottawa Senators
Grade: Winner (100)
Reason: At 7:05 pm, our selection is on the Ottawa Senators over the Montreal Canadiens. It's hard to believe, but with just 11 regular season games to go, the team with far more Stanley Cups to its name than any other franchise in NHL history is virtually assured of finishing with its worst record in almost a decade and it may even conclude the season in the cellar of the Eastern Conference (they are currently tied with the Islanders for the worst division record). Tonight, the Canadiens play their fellow countrymen from the Capital City who, unlike the Habs, are right in the middle of a battle for the post-season, currently in 7th place just four points ahead of the Caps for the final playoff spot. These two teams actually met Wednesday in Montreal, and the Canadiens won 3-2 to hand Ottawa its second straight loss. So this game is very meaningful for the Senators while Montreal is simply trying to not embarrass itself any more than it already has this season, although to be fair, injuries have had a lot to do with the Canadiens' woes. That problem continues as the season winds down as the Habs currently have seven regulars who are either out for the season or questionable for tonight's game due to injury or illness (plus another player - defenseman Tomas Kaberle - who has missed time for personal reasons). Montreal's a poor 35-56 off an overtime win. Take Ottawa. As always, good luck...Al McMordie.