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Game Day 5: Sens @ Canucks

by Craig Medaglia / Ottawa Senators

We've got 5 things to help get you to tonight's 10 p.m. start in Vancouver against the Canucks.

1. Line-up

The coach confirmed that there will be no changes to the Sens line-up and they'll roll with the same personnel as they did against the Oilers on Tuesday.

Here's a look at the Sens projected line-up for tonight...

2. Goalies

No changes to the line-up means that Craig Anderson will once again start in goal for the Sens. Andy's won his last 4 starts and has been stellar in every game. Andrew Hammond is set to back him up.

It's expected that Ryan Miller will start for the Canucks.

3. Last meeting

These teams last met on November 12th in Ottawa with the Sens earning a 3-2 win. Bobby Ryan, Erik Karlsson and Chris Wideman provided the offense and Andrew Hammond stopped 33 of the 35 shots he faced in the win.

You can watch the full highlights from the game below...

4. Pre-game Comments

Sens TV is in Vancouver and has put together the best quotes from after this morning's skate...

In addition to the above video, here's what the coach had to say when he met with the media after today's skate...

On if there will be any changes to the line-up for tonight:

Same line-up.

On the team's recent defensive play in their own end:

The execution is much better so we aren't spending as much time there which is real good.

On looking for more offense from the top 6:

That's the good thing about a team sport is that there is going to be dry spells and our so called 3rd and 4th lines have picked up the slack while they're going through a funk. Everybody does it. I'm confident they'll get on the right track tonight.

On Phaneuf's impact on the defensive corps:

It added a real good, NHL proven defenceman so the execution is better, leadership's better...and we're spending less time in our own end because of that so our team is better.

On facing the Canucks tonight:

They're a team likes us. They're on the outside trying to get back in so they're going to be a desperate cub tonight. They have some skilled guys and we're going to have our hands full.

5. Broadcast

Tonight's game will be available on TSN5 and RDS as well as on the radio at TSN 1200. Puck drop is set for 10 p.m.

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