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Game Day 5: Sens vs Islanders

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 New York Islanders.

1. Line-up

Some line-up notes from the coach...

  • Both Kyle Turris and Marc Methot won't play tonight.
  • He expects his defence to remain the same as yesterday's game but was still deciding on the make-up of his forwards so that could mean that Matt Puempel, who was recently recalled fr Binghamton, could draw in but we won't know until closer to game time. Keep an eye on our Twitter as we get closer to puck drop for any updates.

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


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2. Goalies

Andrew Hammond starts tonight for the Sens. The Hamburglar stopped 11 of 12 in relief last night against the Devils and currently sports a record of 3-4-2 this season. Craig Anderson gets a rare night off.

At the other end of the ice it will be Jaroslav Halak starting in goal for the Islanders.

3. Last meeting

It was a bit of a thriller the last time these two teams last squared off in Ottawa back on December 5th as the Sens rallied from a 2-0 deficit to win it in overtime 3-2. Mark Stone and Mike Hoffman each potted 3rd period goals before Erik Karlsson netted the game winner in the extra frame. Another strong performance by Craig Anderson who's 29 saves were enough to earn him the decision.

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

4. Pre-Game Comments

As usual, Sens TV was all over the optional morning skate today and they've put together the very best quotes from the locker room in one place to help you get ready for tonight's game...

5. Broadcast

Tonight's game will be available on TSN5 and RDS as well as on the radio at TSN 1200. Puck drop is set for 7:30 p.m.

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