Here are 5 things you need to know before tonight's preseason game in Winnipeg against the Jets.
The Sens reduced their training camp roster by 23 players yesterday ahead on Binghamton's scheduled game last night versus the Carleton Ravens which means we're getting closer to having a finalized line-up. You can find the roster for tonight's game here.
Some line-up notes for tonight...
- If the morning skate is any indication, we'll get a mix of some established units along with some new combinations tonight. Winnipeg native Mark Stone skated with his regular line-mates from last season Kyle Turris and Clarke MacArthur while the Sens top defence pairing of Erik Karlsson and Marc Methot should be in tact as well.
- We caught up with defenceman Mike Kostka to talk about being paired with Mark Borowiecki after today's morning skate and you can read or listen to his comments here.
- Both power play units this morning were comprised of 4 forwards and a defence man.
- Turris, Stone, MacArthur, Michalek and Karlsson
- Ryan, Lazar, Puempel, Prince and Wideman
- Here's how the forward lines and defense pairings looked during this morning's skate...
MacArthur - Turris - Stone
Michalek - Pageau - Ryan
Puempel - Smith - Lazar
Prince - O'Dell - Stortini
Methot - Karlsson
Borowiecki - Kostka
Cowen - Wideman
- And here's a look at the Jets projected line-up according to their game preview:
Alexander Burmistrov - Bryan Little - Andrew Ladd
Drew Stafford - Mark Scheifele - Blake Wheeler
Mathieu Perreault - Adam Lowry - Nikolaj Ehlers
Nic Petan - Andrew Copp - Chris Thorburn
Toby Enstrom - Tyler Myers
Ben Chiarot - Dustin Byfuglien
Mark Stuart - Paul Postma
Head coach Dave Cameron addressed the media yesterday and mentioned that the team would most likely split tonight's game between Craig Anderson and Andrew Hammond. All indications from today's skate seem to support that.
Jets netminder Ondrej Pavelec looks to be in line for the start for Winnipeg.
3. Pre-game quotes
Sens TV was all over this morning's skate and has put together the all the best quotes from the locker room in one place...
4. Last meeting
These teams last met back on March 4th, 2015 in Winnipeg with Andrew Hammond making 36 saves to earn a 3-1 win. Offensively, Kyle Turris lead the way with a goal and an assist. You can see the full highlights from that game below...
Tonight's game will be available TSN5 to viewers in the Sens region along with on the radio at TSN 1200. Puck drop is set for 8:00 p.m.