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Game Day 5: Sens vs Capitals

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 Washington Capitals.

1. Line-up

Some line-up notes for tonight...

  • Chris Neil missed part of the morning skate today with an illness. The coach confirmed he'll be a game-time decision for tonight's game as a result.
  • If Neil can't play, look for Ryan Dzingel to re-enter the line-up.

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

2. Goalies

Craig Anderson gets the start in goal tonight for the Sens. Andy's been very solid as of late compiling a .943 save percentage and a goals against average of 1.65 in his last 3 starts. Andrew Hammond will back him up tonight.

Braden Holtby appears to be in line to start in goal for the Capitals tonight.

3. Last meeting

The less said about their most recent match-up the better as the Capitals dropped a touchdown on the Sens back on January 10th in Washington. Mike Hoffman had the lone goal for the Sens in what was a pretty humbling 7-1 loss to the league-leading Capitals.

Not entirely sure I recommend it but you can check out the full highlights from that game below...

4. #StuStrong Night

The Sens will be recognizing PA announcer Stu Schwartz at tonight's game along with helping to create awareness and raise funds for his #StuStong initiative. Fans can show their support in a variety of ways best outlined by the Sens Foundation's tweet from earlier today...

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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