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Game Day 5: Sens @ Capitals

by Craig Medaglia / Ottawa Senators

The Sens are in Washington tonight set to face the Capitals and we've got 5 things to help you get ready for puck drop.

1. Line-up

No line-up changes to the forwards and defence are expected for tonight's game and the team will roll with the same lines and pairings as Monday's game against the Kings.

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


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2. Goalies

It was confirmed yesterday that Andrew Hammond would make his first start in over a month. Hammond was recently recalled from Binghamton after a brief conditioning stint. Craig Anderson gets the night off and will serve as back-up.

Braden Holtby will be in goal tonight for the Capitals.

3. Last meeting

These two teams last faced off back on April 4th, 2015 in Ottawa with the Sens blowing a 3-0 first period lead only for Kyle Turris to score in overtime and earn the Sens a crucial 4-3 win. Mark Stone, Clarke MacArthur and Mika Zibanejad notched the aforementioned first period goals while Andrew Hammond made 29 saves to earn the decision.

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

4. From the coach

Sens head coach Dave Cameron spoke with the media in Washington earlier today and here are a few excerpts from that scrum...

On tonight's starting goalie:

Hammy's going in net tonight. Same as I said yesterday.

On the biggest challenge they face tonight against the Capitals:

We have to play positionally, have to be physical and we have to execute. It doesn't matter if it's the Capitals or any other NHL team. For us to have the best chance to win those are things we've got to do. The best teams, and Washington is one of those, they're going to make you do it longer.

On the Sens play of late:

I'd like us to be more 'heavy' in the offensive zone and we strive to be. I don't think we're built like L.A. size-wise so you can't copy 'heavy' unless you have some real physicality.

You can check our all of today's best quotes from the locker room courtesy of Sens TV...

5. Broadcast

Tonight's game will be available on Sportsnet and TVAS as well as on the radio at TSN 1200. Puck drop is set for 7 p.m.

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