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Game Day 5: Sens vs Predators

by Craig Medaglia / Ottawa Senators

Here are 5 things you need to know before tonight's game as the Sens play host to the Nashville Predators.

1. Line-up

Some line-up notes for tonight...

  • Dave Cameron confirmed yesterday that Clarke MacArthur would not play in tonight's game.
  • Shane Prince replaces MacArthur in the line-up.
  • Some minor line-shuffling at today's morning skate as Michalek and Chiasson have switched places.

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

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2. Goalies

Craig Anderson has been named tonight's starter and will be playing in his 5th game of the season already. Andy sports a record of 3-1-0 and currently sits in 2nd in the league in saves with 145.

According to Nashville's game preview, Carter Hutton is expected to start in goal for the Predators.

3. Last meeting

These two teams last faced off against each other way back on November 20th, 2014 in Ottawa. Goals from Bobby Ryan, Alex Chiasson and Jared Cowen lead the Sens to a 3-2 home victory.

Here are the full highlights from the game at Canadian Tire Centre...

4. Stat Corner

We once again turn to our pals at @Media_Sens for today's stats. A fairly impressive ended with the Sens 2-0 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday...

That loss in Pittsburgh was also the team's first regular season road loss in regulation since falling to the New Jersey Devils 2-1 way back on February 3rd of last year. A streak of away games that saw the Sens earn at least a point in 17 consecutive games.

Here's an interesting stat about the Sens and games that occur on October 17th:

5. Broadcast

Tonight's game will be available on Sportsnet 1 as well as on the radio at TSN 1200. Puck drop is set for 7:00 p.m.

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