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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...

  • Milan Michalek will miss tonight's game due to injury so Alex Chiasson draws back in to the line-up.
  • As a result of Michalek's injury, the coach has shuffle his lines a bit and you can see them below.

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. Through 37 games this season, Andy sports a record of 19-14-41 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 December 6th, 2015 in New York with the Rangers earning a 4-1 win. Marc Methot produced the Sens' lone goal in that game while Craig Anderson stopped 27 of the 30 shots he saw in defeat.

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

4. From the coach

Sens head coach Dave Cameron met with the media early this afternoon for some updates...

On the line-up changes for today:

All healthy bodies will play. Obviously Michalek's out (finger) so Chiasson's in. Methot is not back and Andy's starting.

On the potential for either Kyle Turris or Marc Methot to return before the All-Star Break:

I don't know if they're going to be in or not but I'd say Methot's more likely than Turris. At this point I'm not ready to say either/or is going to be in.

On Bobby Ryan's post-game comment's after Friday's game:

I don't know what the comments are but I like guys who makes those kind of comments because now they have to do it. You tell me that the check's in the mail it had better be in the mail. So I like those comments. I like guys stepping up and saying "for us to win we have to do this, this and this". Especially when they are guys who play big minutes. I like that.

5. Broadcast

Tonight's game will be available on TSN5 and RDS2 as well as on the radio at TSN 1200. Puck drop is set for 3 p.m.

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