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Game Day Notes: Game #19 - Sens vs. Flyers

by Craig Medaglia @craigmedaglia / Ottawa Senators

Puck drop is set for 7:30 p.m. at Canadian Tire Centre and we've got all the latest details on the Sens' projected line-up, starting goaltender and more before hosting the Flyers.

Projected line-up

A few changes up front and we'll start with the biggest (both in noteriety and physical size). After missing the past 6 games with an upper body injury, Logan Brown has been given a clean bill of health and will be back in action tonight against the Flyers.

"We probably could've played him last game," said Sens head coach D.J. Smith about Brown. "Being a young guy, we wanted to make sure that he's better than 100% and give him those extra two days. I don't think there was a real hurry but he is in tonight."

Tweet from @Senators: ���The boys have been playing great and I���m just excited to get back in.���Logan Brown and the #Sens speak with the media prior to tonight���s bout with the Philadelphia Flyers. pic.twitter.com/LlpG2LVH0c

Smith has little hesitation re-integrating Brown into the line-up as he's expected to slot right back in on a line with Brady Tkachuk and Anthony Duclair while Colin White moves between Vladislav Namestnikov and Tyler Ennis.

"I think that gives us a little more depth," the coach said about swapping his centres. "I thought White would be a better fit for Vladdy and Ennis. Not to say that at any point I'll be willing to flip guys if they aren't going but I think that gives us more depth."

Here's a look at the Sens projected line-up tonight against Philadelphia:

Tkachuk - L. Brown - Duclair

Paul - Pageau - C. Brown

Namestnikov - White - Ennis

Chlapik - Tierney - Ryan

 

Chabot - Zaitsev

Borowiecki - Demelo

Brannstrom - Hainsey

 

In goal

Anders Nilsson (4-4-1) gets the call in net for the Senators tonight and will be looking to bounce back after a tough showing in his most recent outing. Nilsson was beaten 4 times on 19 shots in Raleigh on Monday night which was a rare blip for the the NHL's reigning First Star of the Week. In 4 games this month, Nilsson has a 3-1-0 record and a sparkling .925 sv% over that span.

Tweet from @Senators: The coach confirms that Anders Nilsson will start in goal tonight against the Flyers. pic.twitter.com/PFRXEItM8Y

 

Hockey Gives Blood

Tonight's game is also Hockey Gives Blood Night at Canadian Tire Centre in support of Canadian Blood Services. $10 from every ticket sold here will go towards supporting critical programs and initiatives.

In advance of tonight's game, the Senators invited Lincoln, a local kid that requires regular blood transfusions, to attend a Senators' practice as well as get a bit of a behind the scenes look at his favourite hockey team. 

Video: Dylan and Lincoln

 

Where to watch

It's a 7:30 p.m. start at Canadian Tire Centre tonight and here's how you can catch all the action between the Sens and Flyers...

TICKETS: ottsens.com/SensTicketHub

BROADCAST: TSN5, RDS2

RADIO: TSN 120094,5 Unique FM

Can't make it to the rink tonight? Well if you're in need of a spot to catch the game, why not grab some friends and check out the Molson Watch Party at the Royal Oak in Barrhaven (4110 Strandherd Rd.) where you can find Molson Canadian and half priced wings on all Sens game days.

Tweet from @Senators: It���s a #Sens game day!The Sens return home to @CdnTireCtr to host the Philadelphia Flyers for a 7:30 p.m. puck-drop. #GoSensGoTICKETS: https://t.co/OLH5K6BUxq pic.twitter.com/UUmyInMx5J

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