The Sens wrap up their 3-game road trip in Dallas and we've got all the latest pre-game news and notes before tonight's 8:30 p.m. start against the Stars.
The Sens held an optional skate earlier today at American Airlines Center and afterward head coach D.J. Smith passed along some updates on his line-up for tonight.
"We're still waiting to see how Artie feels this morning," said the coach. "If he can't go, then Beaudin will go."
Artem Anisimov has missed the last 3 games with a lower-body injury but has been making progress throughout the trip and will be a game-time decision in Dallas. The Sens recalled J.C. Beaudin from Belleville this morning and, should Anisimov be unable to play, he'll make his NHL debut tonight against the Stars.
Smith also shared that Mikkel Boedker will return to the line-up tonight in place of Scott Sabourin on the team's 4th line. Here's a look at the Sens projected line-up for tonight...
Tkachuk - Pageau - Brown
Namestnikov - Tierney - Duclair
Ennis - White - Ryan
Paul - Anisimov (game-time decision) - Boedker
Chabot - Zaitsev
Brannstrom - Hainsey
Borowiecki - DeMelo
Anders Nilsson (0-1-1) gets the nod in net tonight in Dallas and is coming off one of his best games as a Senator following a 3-2 shootout loss to the Golden Knights last week. Nilsson was brilliant in Vegas and turned aside 52 of the 54 shots that were sent his way over the first 65 minutes before eventually dropping the decision in a shootout.
"It felt kind of like an old playoff game," Nilsson said post-game in Vegas. "Obviously we knew it was going to be a good atmosphere. Vegas has a good team and they came pretty hard at us, but I think we stood up pretty good and we were prepared for a battle."
These teams last faced off in Dallas way back in November 23rd, 2018 with the Stars earning a 6-4 victory in a high scoring affair. Bobby Ryan lead the way offensively for the Senators registering assists on 3 of the team's 4 goals on the night while Craig Anderson was beaten 5 times on 53 shots in defeat.
Here's a look at the full highlights from that game...
Video: Condensed Game: Senators @ Stars
Where to Watch
It's an 8:30 p.m. start tonight in Dallas and here's how you can catch all the action between the Sens and Stars...
BROADCAST: TSN5, RDS
RADIO: TSN 1200, 94,5 Unique FM