Ottawa Senators (12-14-2, 26 pts) vs Montreal Canadians (17-8-2, 36 pts) @ Bell Centre on TSN, 7:30 PM ET
Senators: G Leclaire (11-2-6, 3.07 GAA)
Canadians: G Price (16-7-2, 1.96 GAA)
Reason To Watch: For Leafs fans, this game is kind of like a Pro-Line commercial where you hope one team gets a bad case of the stomach flu and the other teams equipment truck burns down.
I happen to be in Montreal two weeks ago when the Leafs played the Habs, we were at the morning practice cause of buddy of mine may or may not have a cousin on the Canadians. Anyway, Cary Price came out after practice with four sticks, and went up to the 200 fans sitting at the top of the lower bowl and signed every autograph, taking god knows how many pictures. He then went on to win first star of the game and brought a handful of pucks to toss to fans. This guy’s a class act, when he could have turned a cold shoulder to the city.
Washington Wizards (6-13, 0-10 away) vs Los Angeles Lakers (14-6, 9-2 home) @ Staples Center on theScore, 10:30 PM ET
Line: LAL by 12
Reason To Watch: Kobe ain’t going to be around forever. At 32 years old, the guy still averages 26.5 ppg, 5.6 rpg and 4.6 apg. He’s also developed an devastating post game that makes him nearly impossible for smaller guards to cover. In his 14th season, Kobe’s played over 1041 ball games, 38,028 minutes and taken over 20,000 shots.
Bryant should be poised for another big night when he takes on Washington’s plethora of undersized two guards.