We've got 5 key pieces of info to pass along before the puck drops on tonight's game against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Some line-up notes for tonight...
- Scott Gomez was signed for the remainder of the season yesterday and the coach confirmed this morning that he will play tonight.
- To make room for Gomez, Matt Puempel comes out.
Here's a look at the Sens projected line-up for tonight...
Andrew Hammond is in line to get his first start since February 11th after coming in to relieve Craig Anderson on Tuesday against the Blues. Hammond was exceptional in his 29 minutes versus St. Louis stopping all 17 shots he faced along with the first 10 shooters he saw in the shootout before eventually giving way in the 11th round to Patrick Berglund. Craig Anderson is currently listed as day-to-day and the recently recalled Chris Driedger will act as back-up tonight.
Former Sens goalie Ben Bishop gets the start for the Lightning tonight.
3. Last meeting
It was a good one for the Sens back on February 8th when they thumped the Lightning 5-1 during their last visit to Ottawa. Mark Stone (2G + 1A) and Jean-Gabriel Pageau (1G + 2A) lead the way offensively for the Sens while Craig Anderson turned aside 31 of the 32 shots that came his way.
You can watch the full highlights from the game below...
4. Throwback Thursday
It's #ThrowbackThursday tonight which means Heritage Jerseys, $1 hot dogs and $1 small pops so be sure to plan your attire and meals accordingly if you're coming to the game...
The heritage jerseys are coming out again tonight for #ThrowbackThursday and so are $1 hot dogs and $1 small pops before 7 p.m. So #dressaccordingly please.Posted by Ottawa Senators on Thursday, March 3, 2016
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.