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Game Day 5: Sens @ Leafs

by Craig Medaglia @craigmedaglia / Ottawa Senators

Looks like the Battle of Ontario is starting to ramp up again and we've get 5 things to get you ready for tonight's 7 p.m. start in Toronto.

1. Starting Goalies

Make it 12 straight starts for Mike Condon who gets the call in net tonight for the Sens against the Maple Leafs. Condon is coming off a fantastic 42-save shutout against the Blue Jackets on Thursday which upped his record on the season to 12-7-3. 

At the other end of the rink, it will be Frederik Andersen for the Leafs. Andersen seems to have settled down in the Toronto net after a shaky start and currents sports a 19-10-7 record on the season.

 

2. Projected Line-up

No line-up changes are expected from Thursday's win in Columbus tonight. Mark Borowiecki appears to be still dealing with the flu that caused him to miss that game and he left today's morning skate early. As a result, Fredrik Claesson will skate in his second straight game for the Sens.

 

3. Previous Meeting

These teams faced off just 7 days ago in Ottawa where the Sens outshot, outchanced, outhit and out "somethinged" Toronto in pretty much every major statistical category except the most crucial one and came out on the wrong end of a 4-2 final. Dion Phaneuf and Kyle Turris provided the offence for the Senators in defeat.

Check out the full highlights from that game below...

Video: OTT Recap: Phaneuf, Turris score in 4-2 loss to Leafs

 

4. From the coach

On what Tom Pyatt has meant to his team this season:

On our board he was like the 13th forward maybe the 12th forward expected to play on the 4th line. I had him many times before so I'll be honest, I wanted him again. I think he's one of those relentless guys that's first on puck and tremendous on the penalty kill. He was on Montreal's #1 penalty kill when we signed him in Tampa. I had him at the Spengler Cup with Team Canada. He just one of those guys that can fill many holes because he can skate. He's a perfect soldier basically.

 

5. Broadcast

Game time is set for 7 p.m. tonight in Toronto and you can catch all the action on CBC, City or TVAS2.

If you're looking for a spot to watch the game, check out tonight Molson Puck Party at The Glue Pot Pub on Queen. They're giving away great seats and a ride to an upcoming Sens game to one lucky patron!

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