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Game Day 5: Sens vs Rangers

by Craig Medaglia / Ottawa Senators

Here are 5 things you need to know before today's game as the Sens get set to face the New York Rangers.

1. Line-up

Some line-up notes for tonight...

  • The coach shared a quick line-up update this morning and mentioned that Jared Cowen, who sat out yesterday's practice, would not play this afternoon.
  • As a result, Patrick Wiercioch checks back into the line-up in his place.

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


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2. Goalies

Craig Anderson gets the call in today's matinee against the Rangers. Andrew Hammond serves as the back-up. Through 11 games this season, Andy sports a record of 6-4-1 for the Sens. Andrew Hammond will back him up today.

Henrik Lundqvist will start in goal for the Rangers at the other end of the rink today.

3. Last meeting

These two teams last faced off against each other back on April 9th, 2015 in New York with the Sens earning a much needed 3-0 win to help them secure a playoff spot in the season's final week. Andrew Hammond stopped all 26 shots he faced while both Kyle Turris and Clarke MacArthur had multi-point efforts up front (1 goal, 1 assist).

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

4. Pray for Paris

After the tragic events that unfolded in Paris yesterday, the Sens announced this morning that the French national anthem would be played prior to 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 1 p.m.

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