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Game Day 5: Sens @ Coyotes

by Craig Medaglia / Ottawa Senators

Here are 5 things you need to know before tonight's game in Arizona against the Coyotes.

1. Line-up

Some line-up notes for tonight...

  • Why mess with success? The Sens will roll with the same line-up as this past Wednesday's squad that earned the win in Colorado.
  • Sens defenseman Patrick Wiercioch looks like his injury seems to be progressing as he took part in today's morning skate.

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

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2. Goalies

Craig Anderson will once again get the start for the Sens tonight against the Coyotes. So far this season, Andy's record sits at 10-4-3 while his goals against is at 2.71 and his save percentage at .920%. Chris Driedger backs up.

Mike Smith is expected to start in goal for the Coyotes tonight.

3. Last meeting

These two teams last squared off in Ottawa back on October 24th with the Coyotes earning a 4-1 win. Cody Ceci had the lone goal for the Sens in the loss. You can watch the full highlights from that game below...

4. From the coach

Sens head coach Dave Cameron met with the media earlier today in Arizona after the team's morning skate. Here are some of his pre-game thoughts...

On what he wants to see from his team tonight:

A good game. A 200 foot game. A competitive game. Execute. Play with energy.

On facing the Coyotes:

They're a very good 5-5-5 team. They're tight. They make you come through them. Congest, clog, tight...whatever words you want to use is adequate in describing them for sure. We have to be ready to put the work boots on and to realize that there's going to be a lot of scrums and a lot of 50/50 battles. We have to compete in order to give ourselves a chance.

On Kyle Turris' growth as a player:

I think he's like all good young players, when they came in they have to establish their game and once they establish their game they have to grow it. Kyle came in, established his game with us and now his game has grown.

On Erik Karlsson's progession offensively:

He's one of the top offensive players in this era. He's elite in that area for sure.

5. Broadcast

Tonight's game will be available on City on the radio at TSN 1200. Puck drop is set for 10:00 p.m.

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