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Game Day Notes: Game #12 - Sens @ Bruins

by Craig Medaglia @craigmedaglia / Ottawa Senators

The Sens kick off their 3-game road trip tonight in Boston at 7 p.m. and we've got the latest with Nick Paul, a look at Ottawa's game roster and more...

Paul looks to keep momentum going

Nick Paul had arguably his best game with the Senators in their most recent outing, notching a pair of goals and an assist against the Sharks. The problem is that it was almost a week ago thanks to a blip in the schedule that provided the Senators with 6 days between games.

"I just tried to keep it going during practice this week," said Paul following Friday's skate in Ottawa. "I'm feeling good, feeling confident. I still have that same attitude and feeling after last game and am ready to take that in against Boston."

Video: SJS@OTT: Paul wires home wrister from the circle

The team had a few rest days sprinkled in earlier this week but followed those up with some good practicess that Paul hopes can help them as they prepare for a tough stretch of games this month.

"The coaching staff made sure we worked really hard," he said about their nearly weeklong break in games. "When our whole team is working and we're all together that's when we play our best. It was a good hard week of pace and structure."

The Sens start the month with 3 games in 4 nights after almost a week off and while that may sound daunting, the next 30 days for the team doesn't get much easier.

"It's our whole November schedule if you really want to break it down," joked Paul. "I think it's 16 games this month so the next few weeks should be pretty busy for us. Hopefully the 6 days off helped some of the guys dealing with lingering issues rest up because we're right back into it against the Bruins."

 

Projected line-up

No line-up changes are expected for the Senators tonight as they'll roll with the same forwards and defence as they did against the Sharks las weekend. Artem Anisimov returned to practice on Friday in Ottawa but ultimately didn't join the team on their 4-day road trip.

"He'll continue to skate (in Ottawa)," said Smith yesterday after practice. "I think it's important not to rush guys back especially when we've got some young guys playing well and to make sure he gets enough skates in so that he doesn't get hurt and is out again. He came back once and we want to make sure he's 100%."

The Senators also recalled Filip Chlapik and J.C. Beaudin from Belleville after returning them to the AHL on Monday and both are expected to play against the Bruins tonight.

Video: OTT @ BOS | Coach Pre-game

Here's a look at the Sens projected line-up in Boston...

Tkachuk - L. Brown - Duclair

Namestnikov - Tierney - Ennis

Paul - Pageau - C. Brown

Chlapik - Beaudin - Sabourin

 

Chabot - Zaitsev

Brannstrom - Hainsey

Borowiecki - DeMelo

 

In Goal

Craig Anderson (2-4-0) gets his second consecutive start in goal for the Senators tonight as he looks to lock down two straight wins for the first time this season. Anderson was rock solid on Sunday against the Sharks stopping 34 of the 36 San Jose shots he faced en route to a 5-2 victory.

Tweet from @Senators: The coach confirms that Craig Anderson will start in goal tomorrow against the Bruins. pic.twitter.com/xQRAwNGjcT

 

Where to watch

It's a 7 p.m. start in Boston and here's how you can tune in for all the action between the Sens and Bruins...

BROADCAST: Sportsnet 360, TVAS2

RADIO: TSN 120094,5 Unique FM

In need of a spot to catch tonight's game? Well if you want to make it it more lively, why not grab a crew and head to any of the Royal Oak's in the city and you can find Molson Canadian and half priced wings on all Senators game days.

Tweet from @Senators: It���s a #Sens game day!The Sens kick-off a 3-game road trip tonight in Boston. Puck drops against the Bruins at 7 p.m. ET #GoSensGo pic.twitter.com/1VNbTNd5Oy

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