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Game Day 5: Sens @ Ducks

by Craig Medaglia / Ottawa Senators

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

1. Line-up

The Sens didn't skate today but did have an off-ice workout. Head coach Dave Cameron only mentioned one change to the line-up and that would see Chris Wideman make his way back in in place of Fredrik Claesson.

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

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2. Goalies

Craig Anderson will start in goal tonight for the Sens with the recently recalled Chris Driedger backing him up. Andy has started the bulk of the games this season and tonight marks his 34 appearance.

At the other end, it's expected that Frederik Andersen will start in goal for the Ducks.

3. Last meeting

These two teams last faced off back on February 25th, 2015 in Anaheim with the Sens earning a 3-0 win. Andrew Hammond was perfect in goal stopping all 25 shots he faced.

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

4. From the coach

Head coach Dave Cameron spoke with the media after the team's off-ice workout and was able to shed some light on the line-up decisions that are expected for tonight...

Line-up changes for tonight:

Anderson is in net. Wideman's in, Claesson's out. Forwards are the same.

On how the defence pairings will look tonight:

Not sure. We'll mix and match. We're looking at guys playing certain amount of minutes so guys are going to mix and match.

On how the defence will be deployed tonight:

I think our defence is a work in progress. We'll start a certain way and if we're happy with what we see and we get the match-ups that we want we'll stick with it but if it can help us in match-ups we may move guys around. Again, it's about managing minutes.

On keeping 8 defensemen around:

I love 8 D for practice to be honest with you.

On Claesson sitting out tonight:

Freddy hasn't played bad. It's the National Hockey League and Freddy's like every other one of my defenseman and made a couple of mistakes but I'm not disappointed with Freddy's play at all. It's more me using my depth than it is Freddy's play.

An update on Andrew Hammond:

All our information is good and if it continues today I think you'll see him here tomorrow so that's good news.

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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