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Game Day Notes: Game #18 - Sens @ Devils

by Craig Medaglia @craigmedaglia / Ottawa Senators

Get set for tonight's 7 p.m. start in Newark against the New Jersey Devils with a look the Sens' projected line-up, starting goaltender and more...

Projected line-up

Sens head coach D.J. Smith met with the media late on Wednesday afternoon and shared that he'll deploy the same game roster as Monday's loss in Carolina tonight but with a few different combinations up front. Colin White will move up to center the top line with Brady Tkachuk and Anthony Duclair but it's expected that Jean-Gabriel Pageau could see a good amount of ice-time as well as the coach shared that he'll be matched against the Devils' top line.

With a hectic November schedule, that includes three games in the next four nights, Smith stated that they'll need to use their forward depth to help spread out the work load.

"Every line has to be responsible and that's what we're looking for," he said. "We have a lot of games coming up here, we have to play four lines so we need to roll four through."

Tweet from @Senators: #Sens head coach D.J. Smith talks about his lines and more ahead of tonight's game in New Jersey. pic.twitter.com/2rJ3VdEi61

With no morning skate today, here's a look at the forward lines and defence pairings tonight:

Tkachuk - White - Duclair

Paul - Pageau - Brown

Namestnikov - Beaudin - Ryan

Chlapik - Tierney - Ennis

 

Chabot - Zaitsev

Brannstrom - Hainsey

Borowiecki - DeMelo

 

In goal

Craig Anderson (2-6-0) gets the call in net tonight for the Senators as the veteran goaltender looks to lock down his first win of the month. Anderson was called into action on Monday night in Raleigh, coming in in relief of Anders Nilsson. and made 20 saves in half a game's wotk against the Hurricanes.

Tweet from @Senators: Craig Anderson gets the start in goal tonight for the #Sens. pic.twitter.com/ikO09jZiBl

 

White finding his groove

After missing nearly 3 weeks with hip flexor/groin injury, Colin White returned to action last weekend against the Hurricanes and has helped provide some offence down the middle. In two games played since being re-inserted into the line-up, White has a pair of points (1G, 1A) which has doubled his total for the season.

Video: Tale of the Tape: Colin White

Smith credited White's return as a big boost to their overall team speed and the 22-year-old centre will look to extend his point streak to three games tonight in New Jersey.

 

Where to watch

It's a 7 p.m. start at the Prudential Center tonight and here's how you can watch all the action between the Sens and Devils...

BROADCAST: Sportsnet 360, TVAS

RADIO: TSN 120094,5 Unique FM

Looking for a spot to head out and catch tonight's game with some friends? Why not check out Local Heroes on Clyde Ave. where they've got Personal Pitchers and Wing Specials for all Sens games.

Tweet from @Senators: It���s a #Sens game day!The Sens are on the road in New Jersey taking on the Devils tonight at 7 p.m. #GoSensGo pic.twitter.com/bj8Oy9lbYg

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