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Game Day 5: Sens @ Capitals

by Craig Medaglia / Ottawa Senators

The Sens kick off their 5-game road trip in Washington tonight against the Capitals and we've got 5 things to help you get ready for game time.

1. Line-up

No skate this morning but the coach did announce that there would be no changes to the line-up which is great news in regards to Bobby Ryan who took a nasty tumble into the endboards last night.

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


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2. Goalies

After a stellar performance last night against the Bruins, Craig Anderson gets the night off and will back-up Andrew Hammond tonight in Washington. So far this season the Hamburglar is 3-3-2 with a save percentage of .927% and a goals against average of 2.35. Hammond was excellent in his last start turning aside 36 of the 38 shots he faced in St. Louis.

The Capitals are also in their second game of a back-to-back so it's likely that starter Braden Holtby will also be given a break as well. Look for Philipp Grubauer to start for Washington.

3. Last meeting

This is the second meeting between these teams this season with their first match-up coming just under a month ago in Washington and saw the Capitals earn a 2-1 win. Bobby Ryan notched the lone goal for the Sens while Andrew Hammond made 23 saves in defeat.

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

4. Pre-game Comments

Although there was no morning skate today the Sens met with the media in Washington and you can see all the best quotes below 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 7:00 p.m.

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