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Game Day Notes: Game #28 - Sens @ Canucks

by Craig Medaglia @craigmedaglia / Ottawa Senators

It's a late one in Vancouver tonight and we've got everything you need to know before the puck drops against the Canucks at 10 p.m.

Projected line-up

Just one change is expected for tonight's line-up in Vancouver and that's Logan Brown checking back in for active duty. Brown was a healthy scratch on Saturday in Calgary but D.J. Smith shared that it had more to do with it being the first of two back-to-back series on their current, lengthy 5-game road trip and he's looking out for the younger players experiencing this grind.

As a result of Brown's return, J.C. Beaudin and Mikkel Boedker will be the extra forward tonight while no changes are expected to the defence pairings.

Tweet from @Media_Sens: #Sens HC Smith has confirmed with media that Anders Nilsson will start in goal tonight @Canucks. At forward, Logan Brown will return to the lineup while J.C. Beaudin will sit out.

With that, here's a look at the Sens' projected line-up in Vancouver:

Tkachuk - L. Brown - Duclair 

Paul - Pageau - C. Brown

Namestnikov - Anisimov - White

Chlapik - Tierney - Ennis


Chabot - Hainsey 

Borowiecki - Zaitsev 

Brannstrom - DeMelo


In goal

Anders Nilsson (7-6-1) is back between the pipes for the Senators and will face off against his old team tonight. Nilsson was acquired from the Canucks midway through last season and, despite a rough outing on Friday night against the Wild, has been very good for Ottawa and carries a .917 sv% in 2019-20 into tonight's contest.

Video: NYR@OTT: Nilsson's flurry of saves in 2nd period



In the mood for something a little lighter as we press forward to tonight's late start? Well yesterday, Sens defenceman Mark Borowiecki shared that he foiled a robbery while in Vancoucer's Gastown District on Monday and helped to return a stolen backpack to it's rightful owner by dispatching the thief off their bicycle.

Anyways, in honour of our real-life superhero we made this for him:

BoroCop (2019)

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Previous meeting

It was a track meet the last times these two teams met in Vancouver with the home side earning a 7-4 victory. The Canucks jumped out to a 5-0 lead before the Sens rattled off 4 unanswered, third period goals of their own. Dylan DeMelo led the way offensively with a trio of assists while Anders Nilsson allowed 6 goals on 39 shots in defeat.

Full highlights of that game below:

Video: OTT Recap: Senators' late rally falls short on road


Where to watch

Put on a pot of coffee because it's a 10 p.m. start in Vancouver tonight and here's how you can watch all the action between the Sens and Canucks...


RADIO: TSN 120094,5 Unique FM

If you're in need of the perfect spot to catch tonight's game then we've got you covered. Why not round up a crew and head over to The Prescott where they'll be serving up personal pitchers of Molson Canadian for just $9.25 (+ tax).

Tweet from @Senators: It���s a #Sens game day! The Sens are on the road in Vancouver for the first of two late night back-to-back puck drops. Face-off against the Canucks is at 10 p.m. EST. #GoSensGo

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