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Game Day Notes: Game #29 - Sens @ Oilers

by Craig Medaglia @craigmedaglia / Ottawa Senators

Get set for tonight's 9:30 p.m. start in Edmonton with a look at the Sens' projected line-up, previous meeting between these two teams and more before taking on the Oilers.

Projected line-up

The Sens will make a change up front and on the blueline tonight as both J.C. Beaudin and Max Lajoie will return to the line-up tonight in Edmonton. As a result, Erik Brannstrom will be a healthy scratch against the Oilers which is something his coach believes could help him long-term.

"This is the second time on a back-to-back that we've taken him out," said Sens head coach D.J. Smith about Brannstrom. "I think sometimes more than physical, it's mental. He's a young guy and there are a lot of games over a lot of nights and sometimes it's better to take a step back and watch the game. Then get a chance to get back in there."

The Sens also announced this morning that forward Filip Chlapik has been returned to Belleville.

Tweet from @Media_Sens: Roster update: The #Sens have re-assigned forward Filip Chlapik to @BellevilleSens. Mise �� jour alignement : Les #Sens ont c��d�� l'attaquant Filip Chlapik �� Belleville (LAH).

No morning skate in Edmonton today so here's a look at the Sens' projected line-up tonight:

Tkachuk - L. Brown - Duclair 

Paul - Pageau - C. Brown

Namestnikov - Anisimov - White

Beaudin - Tierney - Ennis

 

Chabot - Hainsey 

Borowiecki - Zaitsev 

Lajoie - DeMelo

 

In goal

Craig Anderson (4-8-0) is back and gets the start in goal tonight in Edmonton after spending about a week on injured reserve. Anderson sustained a minor injury in his last outing against the Columbus Blue Jackets that turned into a bit of a nagging issue for the Sens netminder. While his record may not show it, Anderson's underlying stats have improved recently and he holds a .917 sv% in his last 4 starts.

Tweet from @Senators: The coach confirms that Craig Anderson will start in goal tonight against the Oilers. pic.twitter.com/J17qrF7tCX

 

Previous meeting

We're rewinding back to March 23rd, 2019 where the Sens downed the Oilers 4-3 in overtime during their meeting in Edmonton last season. Brady Tkachuk led the way offensively with a pair of goals (including the game winner in OT) while Anderson was steady in goal stopping 26 of the 29 shots he faced.

Full highlights from that game below:

Video: Tkachuk's second goal gives Senators overtime win

 

Where to watch

It's another late start in Edmonton tonight and here's how you can watch all the action between the Sens and Oilers...

BROADCAST: TSN5, TVAS

RADIO: TSN 120094,5 Unique FM

With a 9:30 p.m. start time on the schedule for tonight, we've got the perfect spot for you to catch the Sens game with some friends. Be sure to swing by Jonny Canuck's Bar & Grill where all Molson Canadian products are 25% off during the game.

Tweet from @Senators: It���s a #Sens game day!It���s another late night match-up as the Sens are in Edmonton taking on the Oilers for a 9:30 p.m. EST start. #GoSensGo pic.twitter.com/zeX8MdGDxL

 

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