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Game Day 5: Sens vs Blackhawks

by Craig Medaglia / Ottawa Senators

Here are 5 things you need to know before tonight's game as the Sens get set to face the Chicago Blackhawks.

1. Line-up

We have an idea of what the line-up might look like but honestly, it's a bit of a mystery how it will be deployed...

  • According to the morning skate, it appears that the Sens will dress 11 forwards and 7 defence.
  • Patrick Wiercioch and Colin Greening both make their returns to active duty.
  • The top line (which has been on fire recently) stay together while the rest get shuffled around with both Mika Zibanejad and Milan Michalek sustaining injuries on Tuesday against the Flyers

And here's our best guess at the Sens projected line-up for tonight...

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2. Goalies

Craig Anderson once again gets the nod in goal for the Sens tonight against Chicago. Andy was drafted (for a second time) by the Blackhawks in 2001 and played in 56 games for them between 2002-06. Chris Driedger backs him up.

Corey Crawford gets the start for the Blackhawks tonight.

3. Last meeting

It's been just over 13 months since these teams last squared off and it resulted in a 5-4 shootout win on the road for the Blackhawks. Former Senator Marian Hossa recorded his 1,000th point in that game while Bobby Ryan, Mark Stone, Clarke MacArthur and Mika Zibanejad provided the offense for the Sens.

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

4. Throwback Thursday

It's #ThrowbackThursday tonight which means the Sens will be sporting their Heritage Jerseys so if you are coming to the game please dress accordingly. You will probably also want to plan on coming a bit earlier since we've got "throwback" prices on hot dogs and small pops until 7 p.m.

Smile.We're wearing the nicest alternate jerseys in the league tonight for #ThrowbackThursday. Plus $1 hot dogs or small pops before 7 p.m.

Posted by Ottawa Senators on Thursday, December 3, 2015

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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