According to Sens twitter it's officially Leclaire tonight
Good. I hope Leclaire has a great game and shuts everybody up around here. The guy had a run of bad luck last season (didn't have the greatest pre-season also, but people seem to forget he gave us the better chance to win in the series vs. the Pens (especially game 5)), lets give him another chance to prove himself before we throw him under the bus.
Haha on second thought, my buddy won em on the radio...
Leclaire standing on his head tonight won't change my opinion...it's the wrong call. When you look bad on the goals you let in AND the shots you stop, don't send him right back in. Especially when the backup took his job last year and at least showed he can make the tough stops in the pre-season.
I'm really hoping the Sens can get through one game without a goal being scored on Leclaire/Elliot through the five-hole from a bad angle after the player just crosses the blue line and is still above the face-off circles with no traffic in front. That would be good. If the Sens could just do that at least once.
Finally!! After five six long months! Soooo pumped for this, continuing the tradition/streak of home openers, tenth straight year. Should be a solid game. Leclaire better come through, he can shut up alot of people for a bit just like Giguere did last night for the Leafs.
So you're saying you're okay with him letting in 4 goals today?
I think that would be a realistic expectation for him at this point, but I don't see the Sabres getting 40 shots on us. More like 30. This team is going to need to score 5 goals to win hockey games, so 4 seems like a good number. Keep it at or under 4 and I'll keep the *****ing and moaning at a minimum.
We gotta get the PP going. We're going to be living and dying by it until the goaltending improves.