rumor has it that Emery and Telqvist are starting.
LINE-UP UPDATE: Martin Prusek gets the start in goal tonight against Toronto. Jacques Martin announced Vaclav Varada (ACL left knee) and Todd White (right foot) will be game-time decisions while Jason Spezza (lower body injury) and Patrick Lalime (sprained left knee) remain on the mend on a day-to-day basis.
I believe the following is accurate, but a summary of what needs to happen for what matchup:
A summary of what needs to happen for the various opponents:
Ottawa vs NJ
Toronto vs NJ
Toronto needs to LOSE, in regulation, to Ottawa
NJ needs to WIN against Boston
Philly needs to WIN against the NYI
Ottawa vs Philly
Ottawa losses (in OT or regulation)with a Boston Loss in regulation, and Philly WINS.
Toronto vs Philly
Toronto losses in OT or TIES, Boston regulation LOSS, and Philly WINS.
Ottawa vs Boston
IF ANY type of Ottawa loss
AND any of the following:
a Boston REGULATION Loss and a Philly Tie/Loss/OTL
a Boston TIE OR OTL
Toronto vs Boston
Toronto regulation loss, a Boston WIN/TIE/OTL OR Boston LOSS + Philly Loss/tie/OTL
Toronto OTL, a Boston WIN/TIE/OTL OR Boston Loss + Philly Loss/tie/OTL
Toronto TIE, a Boston TIE/OTL OR Boston Loss + Philly Loss/tie/OTL
Toronto LOSS, a Philly LOSS/TIE/OTL
Ottawa vs Toronto
Boston wins AND
Ottawa TIES Toronto (Ottawa at home)
Ottawa LOOSES to Toronto (Toronto at home)
Ottawa vs 7th seed*
Ottawa TIES + Boston Tie/LOSS/OTL
Toronto vs 7th seed*
Toronto WINS + Boston Tie/Loss/OTL
*7th seed will be determined as follows:
Montreal is 7th seed
Montreal WIN/TIE/OTL OR
Montreal LOSS AND NYI TIE/LOSS/OTL
NYI is 7th seed
Montreal LOSS and a NYI WIN, then NYI is the opponent.
While here we are last game of the season this is the biggest game of the regular season. I'm not sure where im going with this but i KNOW we are going to win tonight we have the power of the banana
I think Bonk might have a break out game since he has been openly critized. Players to watch out for tonight will be Chara, Hossa, Bonk, DeVries and Bondra if they can start firing on all cylinders we'll have a chance to be playing in June.
I hope for a clean game with no injuries because neither team needs any going into the playoffs. If i seem a little rambly i've been warming up before going to the pub with all the leaf fans. I hope we win or im gonna be in a bad place
My prediction 4-2 sens with the winner from bonk or chara
They outplayed TO in the first now they're just giving up and look tired it seems. The longer this game went on the better off TO is due to the game last night. Oh well. Boston or TO it seems..we can take either on a good night.
Prusek shouldn't have started...and we really need Lalime playing like he did vs MTL. Also...TERRIBLE calls by the refs...if you're gonna make bad calls, let them go both ways. Rediculous.