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Game Day 5: Sens vs Coyotes

by Craig Medaglia / Ottawa Senators

We've got 5 crucial piece of info that you need to know before the puck drops for tonight's game against the Arizona Coyotes.

1. Line-up

Some line-up notes for tonight...

  • Sens head coach Dave Cameron confirmed that Marc Methot would return to the line-up tonight after missing the last two games with a mild concussion.
  • With Methot returning, Chris Wideman comes out of the line-up.
  • Mike Hoffman remains day-to-day with a lower body injury and won't suit up tonight against the Coyotes.
  • Max McCormick was recalled yesterday in lieu of the Hoffman injury and is set to make his NHL debut against Arizona. McCormick skated on a line with Alex Chiasson and Jean-Gabriel Pageau during the morning skate.

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

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2. Goalies

Craig Anderson will make his 6th start of the season tonight. Andy's record to date is 3-1-1 and he sports a save percentage of .924 and a goals against average of 2.53. Andrew Hammond back-ups tonight.

It looks as thought Arizona is giving Mike Smith the night off as back-up Anders Lindback is in line to start tonight's game in Ottawa.

3. Last meeting

These two teams last faced off against each other back on January 31st, 2015 in Ottawa with the home team earning a decisive 7-2 victory. The Sens exploded for 4 goals in the third period and boasted 7 different goalscorers in the win. Marc Methot finished the game with a career-high 3 assists as well.

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

4. Stat Corner

With the impending debut of Max McCormick tonight, I thought I'd share some of his career numbers to help you familiarize yourself with this Sens prospect...

  • McCormick finished last season second on the B-Sens in PIMs with 133.
  • He finished his first year with Bingo with 10 goals and 10 assist for 20 points in 62 games played.
  • Max played 3 season at Ohio State racking up 36 goals, 52 assists for 88 points in 104 games.
  • Back in 2010-11, McCormick played one season with the Sioux City Musketeers where he notched 21 goals, 21 assists and 102 penalty minutes in 55 games

5. Broadcast

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

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