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Game Day 5: Sens @ Panthers

by Craig Medaglia / Ottawa Senators

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

1. Line-up

Some line-up notes for tonight...

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

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2. Goalies

Craig Anderson has been named tonight's starter against the Panthers. Andy's record on the season sits at 15-9-3 and he sports a save percentage of 0.916% and a goals against average of 2.81. Andrew Hammond backs up him up.

Roberto Luongo gets the start in goal tonight for the Panthers.

3. Last meeting

These teams squared off just 2 weeks ago in Florida with the Sens earning a 4-2 road win. Mark Stone led the way offensively for Ottawa dishing out assists on 3 of the 4 goals while Craig Anderson stopped 25 of the 27 shots he faced 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 this morning after the team's skate and here's a handful of the topics that were discussed...

On the line-up changes for tonight:

(Dzingel makes his NHL debut), Bobby's out and Ceci is out so Cowen will be back in. Andy will start.

His thoughts on Ryan Dzingel:

He's obviously one of the best players down there and that's why he's on the list to be called up so now it's a chance to show us what he can do at the National Hockey League level. It's like all young guys that come up, for me, I'll be interested to see how he plays without the puck. That will determine his ice-time.

On pairing Dzingel and Shane Prince together:

I juggled my top 3 lines and those are the guys that slid down.

On what he expects to see from his team tonight:

Structure. 60 minutes of structure.

On the importance of having his team focused:

I don't think you can play in the National Hockey League if you're not focused. Focus is part of everything.

Takeaways from the last time these teams met:

It's another real good NHL team. We're going to be in tight tonight and we're going to have to play our game to give us a chance.

5. Broadcast

Tonight's game will be available on TSN5 and RDS2 as well as on the radio at TSN 1200. Puck drop is set for 7:30 p.m.

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