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Game Day 5: Sens @ Penguins

by Craig Medaglia / Ottawa Senators

The Sens return from the All-Star break tonight in Pittsburgh and we've got 5 things to get you ready for puck drop.

1. Line-up

Sens head coach Dave Cameron confirmed that the Sens will basically dress the same line-up as last week's game against the Sabres with the only exception being David Dziurzynski will replace Matt Puempel. Marc Methot is also listed as a game-time decision.

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

2. Goalies

Craig Anderson gets the call in goal for the Sens tonight. Andy's record for the season sits at 20-15-4 and he sports a goals against average of 2.81 and a save percentage of .915. Andrew Hammond back-ups tonight.

Marc-Andre Fleury is in line to start tonight's game in Ottawa for the Penguins.

3. Last meeting

The is the second and final meeting between these teams in Pittsburgh with the first occurring back on October 15th, 2015 with the Penguins earning a 2-0 shutout win. Craig Anderson was solid in defeat stopping 34 of the 36 shots he faced.

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

4. From the coach

Sens head coach Dave Cameron met with the media in Pittsburgh after today's morning skate and here's what he had to say prior to facing the Penguins tonight...

On when he'll make a decision on Methot's availability for tonight's game:

After warm-up.

On pairing Patrick Wiercioch with Erik Karlsson during the morning skate:

We're sorting through some stuff. He'll (Wiercioch) play in different spots. I don't know if he'll be there all game, I'm not ready to commit to that, but obviously we're looking to get better in all areas and sometimes that's just changing your personnel around. Freshen things up.

On facing the Penguins tonight:

We have to play our game for 60 minutes. Consistency...that's been our problem since Day 1 in terms of good games and bad games and a lot of it comes from moving our feet. We have to play fast. When we play fast we're competitive and when we don't we struggle.

On scouting the Penguins:

I think they're playing a bit faster.

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 p.m.

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