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Game Day 5: Sens vs Flames

by Craig Medaglia / Ottawa Senators

The Sens are prepping to face the Calgary Flames tonight at Canadian Tire Centre and we've got 5 pre-game things to help you get ready for puck drop.

1. Line-up

Some line-up notes for tonight...

  • Sens head coach Dave Cameron confirmed this morning that both Marc Methot and Matt Puempel would make their return to the line-up. Methot had been sidelined with a concussion while Puempel was recently recalled from Binghamton.
  • Sens winger Milan Michalek will be in the line-up tonight as well. Michalek left yesterday's practice after taking a shot to his arm. He was set to be re-evaluated this morning and it appears he's been given the green light.
  • The coach also confirmed that Curtis Lazar and Mike Hoffman would not dress tonight due to their respective injuries.
  • With Methot returning to action, Chris Wideman comes out of the line-up to make room.

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

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2. Goalies

Craig Anderson will make his 7th start of the season against the Flames tonight. Anderson brings a .918 save percentage and a 2.61 goals against average into tonight's contest and he looks to lock down the team's first victory at Canadian Tire Centre this season.Andrew Hammond back-ups tonight.

Jonas Hiller appears to be in line to start tonight's game for the Flames.

3. Last meeting

These two teams last faced off against each other back on March 8th, 2015 in Ottawa with the Sens holding on to win 5-4 in a shootout after giving up 4 unanswered third period goals. Chiasson, Michalek, Borowiecki and Hoffman all lit the lamp for Ottawa before the captain sealed the win in the shootout.

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

4. Hockey Fights Cancer

The Sens are very proud to host a “Hockey Fights Cancer” night tonight vs the Calgary Flames and assist in raising funds and awareness for the Ottawa Hospital to help battle all forms of cancer.

If you aren't attending the game but would like to help, please text SENS to 45678 for a $10 donation and SENATORS to 45678 for a $5 contribution. The NHL will match funds raised up to a total of $5,000.

You can also download your I FIGHT FOR card here and tweet a picture to @sensfoundation.

For more info on this league wide initiative please click here.

5. Broadcast

Tonight's game will be available on SN1 and TVAS as well as on the radio at TSN 1200. Puck drop is set for 7:30 p.m.

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