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Game Day 5: Sens vs Red Wings

by Craig Medaglia / Ottawa Senators

The Detroit Red Wings are in town and we've got 5 things to pass along about tonight's game.

1. Line-up

Some line-up notes for tonight...

  • According to Dave Cameron, the Sens will go with the same forward lines and defence pairings as last night.
  • Both Mike Hoffman and Curtis Lazar took part in this morning's optional skate but have been ruled out for tonight. The coach said that each player was making progress though.

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

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2. Goalies

As we speculated in yesterday's Game Day 5, Craig Anderson is indeed in line for the start tonight. Anderson last played on Wednesday, earning a 5-4 shootout win against the Calgary Flames. Andrew Hammond, who was excellent last night in Detroit will back up Anderson.

According to the Red Wings Twitter, Petr Mrazek will start in goal at the other end of the rink.

3. Last meeting

These two teams faced each other just last night in Detroit with the Sens earning a 3-1 road win. Kyle Turris potted his 6th goal of the season in just his 10th game and as mentioned above, Andrew Hammond was very solid in his second start of the season making stopping 29 of 30. Matt Puempel and Bobby Ryan chipped in the other Sens goals.

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

4. Stat Corner

Don't look now but after stringing together a pair of wins, the Sens currently sit 2nd in the Atlantic Division. There were a handful of good stats tha came out of last night's game in Detroit so we thought we'd focus on a few of them last night...

Andrew Hammond set a record with last night's win as well...

5. Broadcast

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

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