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Game Day 5: Sens vs Hurricanes

by Craig Medaglia @craigmedaglia / Ottawa Senators

Get ready for our 13th annual Canadian Armed Forces Night with these 5 things as the Sens play host to the Carolina Hurricanes tonight at 7:30 p.m.

1. Starting Goalies

After a pair of strong performances and being named the NHL's first star of the week, Craig Anderson is set to start tonight's game in goal for the Senators. He's been flawless in his last two starts, stopping all 59 shots that the Canucks and Oilers sent his way and looks to improve on his 5-1-0 record on the season against the Hurricanes tonight.

At the other end of the rink, Cam Ward is in line to make his 471st career start for the Hurricanes tonight. Ward has struggled to begin the season and owns a 1-3-1 record in 5 appearances.


2. CAF Night

For the 13th time, the Sens will be hosting Canadian Armed Forces Night at tonight's game.

‎"I wish to sincerely thank the Ottawa Senators for their loyal support to all members of the Canadian Armed Forces," said General Jonathan Vance. "This special tribute offered by Eugene Melnyk, the entire Ottawa Senators organization and the fans is something for which we are always grateful. Once again, thank you for making us a part of your season."

Among the many activities tonight, watch for the players wearing their special camouflage Senators jerseys during warm-up. These jerseys will be signed by the players and made available via auction in the near future.


3. Projected line-up

No changes to the line-up again tonight which means that Thomas Chabot and Matt O'Connor will be inactive against Carolina. Here's how the lines and pairings are shaping up...


4. From the coach

On helping the team refocus after an emotional win on Sunday in Edmonton:

Anything positive; can have an effect. Anything negative; you don't want it to have an effect. I think everything is positive in that respect now.

People care about people and before our goaltender is a goaltender, he's a person. So coming back here at home in front of our fans should always be a positive thing.


5. Broadcast

We're back in the Eastern Time Zone which means we're back to regular game start times. Things kick off at 7:30 p.m. tonight at Canadian Tire Centre and you can catch the game on TSN5 and RDS2.

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