Shark Club Game Day: Senators at Maple Leafs (7 p.m., CBC)

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A point of pride the past two seasons for Leafs fans has been the domination of the Ottawa Senators, save for one loss in Ottawa last February when the Senators scored the winner with just seconds remaining on the clock. The Leafs are winners of five straight against their provincial rivals and six of the last seven. The reason is simple: The Senators have had no answer for the Leaf attack.

The Leafs have scored 21 goals in their five straight wins over Ottawa, including eight points each from Kessel and JvR. Nazem Kadri has ten points in his last six games against the team who wanted to draft him (as seen in a draft floor exchange that was one of Burke’s finer moments as Leafs GM). Joffrey Lupul has 15 points in his last nine against Ottawa. All four of these players enter this game hot.

The Senators can score too, sitting just inside the top 10 in goal scoring, and the Leafs have been in some shootouts with this team  the past two seasons (literally and figuratively). The Senators are in Sabres and Leafs territory in terms of shots allowed (and were right down there with the Leafs last season, as well), which has been a bad recipe against a Leafs offense that can strike quick and, when hot, make a lot out of little.

Both of these teams are on a positive trajectory in the tightly packed Eastern Conference. While the Senators aren’t as hot as the Leafs of late, they are 9-2-3 in their last 14. They trail the Leafs by six points with a game in hand. A Montreal OT loss earlier this afternoon puts them even with the Leafs for the third and final divisional playoff spot in the Atlantic.

Greg McKegg is expected to make his Leaf debut tonight in the place of Peter Holland, who is dealing with a pretty serious case of lace bite, from the sounds of things. Carter Ashton also looks doubtful. McKegg would likely step in between Raymond and Bodie while McLaren will join McClement and Orr on line four.  None of this is confirmed yet, and we won’t know for sure until game time.

Jonathan Bernier will start for the Leafs; Craig Anderson for Ottawa.

TML LINEUP

JvR – Bozak – Kessel
Lupul – Kadri – Kulemin
Raymond – McKegg – Bodie
McLaren – McClement – Orr

Gunnarsson – Phaneuf
Gleason – Rielly
Gardiner – Franson

  • Loric76
  • Loric76

    4-0 Leafs

  • Dangle_My_Berries

    LETS GO BOYS, LETS GET THE BIG W

  • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ DeclanK

    SELL OUTS!!

  • Shift_Disturber1

    DeclanK   why you calling that guy? ;P

  • Shift_Disturber1

    Just win baby. Let’s earn a solid 2 points tonight.

  • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ DeclanK

    http://imgur.com/A8vKRPs

  • Shift_Disturber1

    DeclanK   Wonder what the passes he has dangling around his neck are for? Never noticed them before

  • Dangle_My_Berries

    DeclanK  sellout? ……ohh the ad, I skip right to the article and discussion section anyways ; )

  • Loric76

    Shift_Disturber1 DeclanK  short bus

  • Shift_Disturber1

    DeclanK Maybe he’s Eugie’s brother? LOL

  • Shift_Disturber1

    Loric76 Shift_Disturber1DeclanK  I still think it disheveled Ron Wilson

  • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ DeclanK

    Shift_Disturber1 DeclanK  Forensic investigator

  • Loric76

    Shift_Disturber1 DeclanK  lead investigator for Team CSI Ottawa

  • Shift_Disturber1

    DeclanK Shift_Disturber1  Hahahahahha.

  • Dangle_My_Berries

    DeclanK  he really shouldnt be spilling his beer so close to that lively lady

  • Loric76

    DeclanK Shift_Disturber1  lol beat me to it

  • Dangle_My_Berries

    Yaknowwhat  all of sens army in one place, very cute

  • Shift_Disturber1

    Yaknowwhat    Yes. Yes they do ;P

  • Shift_Disturber1

    Dangle_My_Berries DeclanK I think she lets him know about it at the end of the clip.

  • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ Ian from Etobicoke

    Shift_Disturber1 Loric76DeclanK 
    I feel that super fat kids pain in the background.

  • Shift_Disturber1

    Yaknowwhat That should be updated to a winged wheel

  • Dangle_My_Berries

    Shift_Disturber1 Dangle_My_Berries DeclanK  as she should.

  • Shift_Disturber1

    Yaknowwhat 5-2 Leafs

  • Loric76

    Yaknowwhat  yep

  • Loric76

    Man Google Image Search has plenty of beauties

  • Shift_Disturber1

    Yaknowwhat    Losers since 1927

  • Loric76
  • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ Ian from Etobicoke

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FqMX41jzfk

  • Dangle_My_Berries

    Ian from Etobicoke  only ten minutes….thats a shame

  • Shift_Disturber1

    Ian from Etobicoke   Fuck that’s 10 minutes too long

  • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ Ian from Etobicoke

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLTuggsNZPw

  • Loric76

    https://twitter.com/Jefflerhttps://twitter.com/Jeffler/status/429755495277006848
    http://t.co/959pvVUweG

  • Burtonboy

    https://twitter.com/RealKyperhttps://twitter.com/RealKyper/status/429756242526220288
    Boys working hard https://twitter.com/hockeynight getting ready for pre game show. https://twitter.com/darenmillard https://twitter.com/DougMaclean take notice the focus. http://t.co/qErEq3pdbg

  • Dangle_My_Berries

    Ian from Etobicoke  so…..awkward.

  • Loric76

    lol someone’s frustrated…

    https://twitter.com/BuffaloSabreshttps://twitter.com/BuffaloSabres/status/429744815622717440
    Game’s over. If you want to know the final score, you can find it on the Internet somewhere. https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Sabres&src=hash

  • Loric76

    https://twitter.com/TCS_Sportshttps://twitter.com/TCS_Sports/status/429757721319993345
    The https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Leafs&src=hash wear their ‘third jerseys’ tonight for the 9th of 13 times this season. They are 5-3-0 when wearing them.

  • lieffan

    I love looking at pictures of hot women at the top of the game thread. Shark Club is welcome any time.

  • Shift_Disturber1

    Loric76   Wow and that’s the official account.  Ouch

  • Loric76

    Shift_Disturber1 Loric76  lol it’s fucking awesome

  • Shift_Disturber1

    Loric76   and the answer is 7-1 😉

  • mcloki

    Burtonboy  Pre Game STFU Healy

  • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ Ian from Etobicoke

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kzgalcl3tD8

  • mcloki

    Loric76  There really is only one way to respond to that tweet.

    “JUMP”

  • Burtonboy

    https://twitter.com/markhmastershttps://twitter.com/markhmasters/status/429758912766566400
    Ashton (hand) & Holland (lace bite) not on the ice for Leafs warm-up; both out tonight it appears

  • Shift_Disturber1

    As if MTL/TB was a 3 pointer. For fuck sakes what a crock of shit

  • Loric76

    https://twitter.com/koshtorontosunhttps://twitter.com/koshtorontosun/status/429758978550009856
    McKegg wearing No. 39. Ashton, Holland not playing tonight. https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Leafs&src=hash

  • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ Ian from Etobicoke

    https://twitter.com/MapleLeafs/status/429759088592158720

  • mcloki

    Loric76  Ashton’s nose lives to fight another day.

  • Loric76

    Excited to see McKegg’s debut.  not excited to see McLaren back in…