Sens coach said he might put Alfredsson with Spezza though.
I think that would be a bad idea for the Sens. That essentially leaves them with one legit scoring line. I'm not a big fan of Michalek as I do believe the reason to his success if primarily because of Spezza and Turris is still raw and would look lost without Alfie.
Obviously the Senators want to get more room for Karlsson to work his magic, Spezza too.
I am expecting a more physical game from Ottawa, more dump and chase with a hard forecheck. Their guys are going to challenge the most physical players like Callahan and Boyle more.
Will be interesting to see if they adjust their lineup, but other than Carkner they had their big boys playing in Game 1 anyways.
Spezza and Alfredsson together will only help the Rangers, especially with 2nd change. Stick Boyle-Dubinsky-Fedotenko out there against them and the Senators offense goes away. Keep hitting Karlsson, he was awful last game. There support at that point is Nick "I'm gonna skate and stick-handle like an all-star" Foligno and a bunch of other average joes.
The Rangers effectively proved how dominant they can be when they play their game and outwork the opponent. Get on them early. LGR!
We need to come out strong in this one. Set the pace and take it to then early. Get the crowd going early and we pick up a win. Gotta go up 2-0 and give OTT no hope going back to their house on Monday.