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Game Day Notes: Game #40 - Sens @ Penguins

by Craig Medaglia @craigmedaglia / Ottawa Senators

We've got the latest from Pittsburgh on the Sens' projected line-up, starting goalie and more before facing the Penguins tonight at 7 p.m.

Projected line-up

Sens head coach D.J. Smith just wrapped his media availability in Pittsburgh and shared that he'll deploy the same line-up as last night's overtime loss to the New Jersey Devils. With his own game roster set, Smith has the difficult task of preparing his players to face a Penguins team that has been dominant on home ice and holds a 15-4-2 record at PPG Paints Arena this season.

"They're one of the most detailed teams in the league," said the coach of tonight's opponent. "I think their coaching staff has done an unbelievable job with the injuries they've had to be where they are in the standings. How they forecheck, how they skate, how they work...to a man, no matter who goes out, they continue to win hockey games."

Here's a look at the lines and pairings for tonight's game:

Tkachuk - Pageau - C. Brown

Ennis - Tierney - Duclair

Namestnikov - Anisimov - White

Paul - Beaudin - Sabourin


Chabot - Goloubef

Borowiecki - Brannstrom

Englund - Jaros

 

In goal

Marcus Hogberg (1-1-2) gets the call in net for the second half of this back-to-back and looks to lock down his second career win tonight. Hogberg has also been getting the most out of his playing time lately as all three of this most recent starts have gone to overtime. Craig Anderson will be on back-up duty.

First W. 🙌

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Previous meeting

These teams last met in Pittsburgh way back on February 1st, 2019 where the Penguins earned a 5-3 decision. Thomas Chabot lead all skaters in ice-time with 27:41 (as is tradition) while Anders Nilsson was beaten 5 times on 40 shots in defeat.

Full highlights from that game below:

Video: OTT Recap: Late rally falls short in 5-3 loss

 

Where to watch

It's a 7 p.m. start in Pittsburgh and here's how you can catch all the action between the Sens and Penguins...

BROADCAST: TSN5, RDS

RADIO: TSN 120094,5 Unique FM

Need the perfect place to catch tonight's game? Then why not grab some friends and head over to the RA Centre (2451 Riverside Dr.) where they'll be serving up 20oz drafts of Molson Canadian for just $6.25 (plus tax) all game long.

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

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