It's a 4 p.m. start at Canadian Tire Centre today and we've got an early look at the Sens' projected line-up, starting goalie, details on Kids Opening Night and more before puck drop against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Sens head coach D.J. Smith is set to meet with the media a little later today to confirm his line-up but following yesterday's practice the coach hinted that his line-up could remain mostly the same as Thursday's loss to the Blues.
"We haven't decided officially," Smith said on Friday. "We'll decided here in a little bit or tomorrow morning but I liked a lot of things I saw on Thursday night so there might not be a ton of changes."
Here's how the lines and pairings looked at yesterday's skate:
Tkachuk - White - Ennis
Duclair - Tierney - Ryan
Namestnikov - Anisimov - Brown
Abramov - Pageau - Sabourin
Chabot - Zaitsev
Brannstrom - Hainsey
Borowiecki - DeMelo
Craig Anderson (0-2-0) is back between the pipes for the Senators this afternoon and is tasked with locking down the team's first W of the season against last year's Presidents Trophy winners. Anderson has been pretty good against the Lightning over his 17 NHL seasons having accrued a lifetime record of 10-7-5 as well as a .918 sv% in 23 appearances versus Tampa Bay.
Kids Opening Night
Coming to the game today? Well since it's our first matinee of the season, we're letting some of the littlest Sens fans help us out. Keep your eyes peeled for a mini Lauren Fine, Sparty, Broadcaster, and Sens Squad member as they take over the in-game party this afternoon. We'll also have a bunch of cool stuff for kids to do pre-game like a balloon artist, face painters, entertainers and more so aim to head to the arena a little early so your kids can get in on the fun.
Where to Watch
It's a 4 p.m. start today at Canadian Tire Centre and there are a couple ways you can catch the game...
BROADCAST: TSN5, TVAS2
RADIO: TSN 1200, 94,5 Unique FM