Both teams head in to the final game of the Rookie Tournament with a 2-0 record and the winner will lay claim to this year's tournament. Robin Lehner will be back between the pipes tonight after a lights-out performance in the opening game of the tournament.
For many guys on both sides, this will be their first taste of the Battle of Ontario. No training camp battles are won or lost at this Rookie Camp but a few players have certainly served notice that they are going to be in the mix for spots with the big club.
Zibanejad and Da Costa have been stand outs for the Sens through the first two games and will both be in the mix for a spot with the big club at the main camp. It's hard to imagine there will be room for both of them though, especially with Peter Regin expected to secure one of the opening at the centre position.
Here is how the Sens line up is expected to look.
The game can be seen live on Roger 22 or you can tune in on the Team 1200.
After tonight, many of the players at this Tournament will be on their way back to Ottawa for the club's main camp. Camp opens later this week and the first preseason game goes next Monday, against the Leafs.
- You know it's almost hockey season when the new NHL game from EA Sports hits the shelves. NHL 12 comes out today and I'm hoping to get an EASHL team started. There is a thread in the forum for those that are interested. I will try to post details later tonight.
- Apologies for the technical issues with the site lately. The current comment platform has been acting up and I am currently looking at some options for another redesign. Will be sure to keep everyone updates as we move along.