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Game Day 5: Sens @ Flames

by Craig Medaglia / Ottawa Senators

Here are 5 things you need to know before tonight's 10 p.m. start in Calgary against the Flames.

1. Line-up

The Sens are expected to deploy the same line-up as the previous two games on this road trip which means that Shane Prince and Patrick Wiercioch are the extras.

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

2. Goalies

Craig Anderson once again gets the start in goal tonight for the Sens. Anderson's record on the season currently sits at 26-20-4 while he also sports a .917 save percentage and a 2.75 goals against average. Andrew Hammond backs up him up tonight.

Joni Ortio is expected to start in goal for Calgary tonight.

3. Last meeting

These two teams last squared off in Ottawa back on October 28th, 2015 with the Sens earning a 5-4 shootout win. Kyle Turris led the Sens offensively with a goal, an assist and the eventual winner in the skills competition. In goal, Craig Anderson was solid turning aside 34 of the 38 shots he faced in the victory.

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

4. From the coach

Here are a few choice quotes from Sens head coach Dave Cameron this morning after the team's skate...

On line-up changes for tonight:

None. Same line-up.

On being the Canadian team with the best chance at making the playoffs:

I look at this as: we're behind the 8-ball, we've got to bring our A game, there's 2 points up and all that matters now is results. We have to find ways to get points, that's our focus and has been for the last little while. It'll continue to be our focus and what happens outside of that really is fluff.

His thoughts on the team's 5-3 loss in Vancouver:

Am I happy with it? No. We let 2 points slip away. We got away from our game.

On the upcoming trade deadline and dealing with speculation:

The whole hockey world is rumours. You guys are good at what you do and always trying to create a buzz which is good for the game. Maybe it ramps up a little more around trade deadline time. I tell our guys that it happens the same time every year and if you're rumoured to me that means another team wants you so it's not the end of the world.

5. Broadcast

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

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