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Game Day Notes: Game #37 - Sens vs. Flyers

by Craig Medaglia @craigmedaglia / Ottawa Senators

It's a 7 p.m. start at Canadian Tire Centre and we've got the latest on the Sens' projected line-up, starting goalie and more before the puck drops against the Flyers tonight.

Projected line-up

Just one line-up change from Thursday's win to report and that's the absence of Ron Hainsey this evening who suffered an injury while defending a 2-on-1 against the Predators. Hainsey was able to return after leaving for a few shifts to be evaluated but the injury apparently got worse the next day once the adrenaline wore off. Sens head coach D.J. Smith shared that they're optimistic that he could return to action for Dec. 29th's game in New Jersey.

With Hainsey a no-go this evening, Max Lajoie has been recalled from Belleville as the next man up. The Senators have been hampered by injuries on the blueline and Hainsey now joins Dylan DeMelo and Nikita Zaitsev on the sidelines with Erik Brannstrom and Andreas Englund as the other reinforcements called up to fill in from the Sens' AHL affiliate.

Tweet from @Media_Sens: Roster update: The #Sens have recalled defenceman Max Lajoie from @BellevilleSens.Mise �� jour alignement : Les #Sens rappellent Max Lajoie de Belleville (LAH).

Here's how the Sens' projected line-up looks tonight against the Flyers:

Tkachuk - Pageau - C. Brown

Namestnikov - Anisimov - Ennis

Paul - Tierney - Duclair

L. Brown - Beaudin - White

Chabot - Goloubef

Borowiecki - Brannstrom

Lajoie - Englund


In goal

Smith also confirmed this morning that Marcus Hogberg (1-1-1) will get the start in net against the Flyers. Hogberg is coming off his first career NHL win on Thursday and looks to make it two-in-a-row on home ice tonight. With Anders Nilsson sidelined with an injury, Craig Anderson returns and will be on back-up duty tonight on his way to likely getting the start on Monday against the Sabres.

Tweet from @Senators: The coach confirms that Marcus Hogberg will start in goal tonight against the Flyers.


Previous meeting

These teams last met just two weeks ago in Philadelphia with the Flyers edging out a 4-3 win. Anthony Duclair scored twice in defeat while Brady Tkachuk also tallied a goal to go along with an otherwise standard game where he did a bunch of Brady Tkachuk things.

Full highlights from that game below:

Video: OTT Recap: Duclair scores twice in 4-3 loss


Where to watch

It's a 7 p.m. start at Canadian Tire Centre and here's all the ways you can catch the Sens and Flyers tonight...



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Need a spot to catch tonight's game? Be sure to check out our Molson Canadian Watch Party at The Royal Oak on Hunt Club where there will be contests, prizes and Molson Canadian and half price wings all game long.

To find out where our next watch party will be and specials you can enjoy, visit the full schedule click here.

Tweet from @Senators: It���s a #Sens game day!The Sens host the Philadelphia Flyers tonight for a 7 p.m. puck drop at @CdnTireCtr. #GoSensGoTICKETS:


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