The Sens wrap up their 2018-19 regular season tonight against the Columbus Blue Jackets and we've got all the line-up notes, details on tonight's Fan Appreciation Night and more before our 7 p.m. start at Canadian Tire Centre.
Sens interim head coach Marc Crawford met with the media following today's morning skate and relayed a few returns for their final regular season game of the year. Both Bobby Ryan and Mark Borowiecki have been cleared to return and are expected to fill the slots that Rudolfs Balcers and Christian Wolanin had occupied before being sent to Belleville earlier this week. Ryan, who was injured after being struck by a shot from teammate Thomas Chabot against the Rangers, has missed just one game while Borowiecki has been sidelined for the past week.
The coach also shared an update on Ben Harpur who has been ruled out for tonight's season finale and will miss his 3rd consecutive game.
Video: Sens vs. Jackets - Coach Pre-game
Here's how the line rushes looked this morning:
Tkachuk - White - Gibbons
Duclair - Tierney - Ryan
Boedker - Pageau - Veronneau
Smith - Lindberg - Paajarvi
Chabot - DeMelo
Englund - Ceci
Borowiecki - Jaros
Craig Anderson (17-26-4) gets the call in goal for the Senators against Columbus and heads into tonight's contest with wins in 3 of his last 4 starts. Anderson faced the Blue Jackets in their most recent meeting back on February 22nd where he stopped 37 of the 40 shots he faced to end up on the wrong side of a 3-0 decision.
Fan Appreciation Night
It's our chance to say "thank you" this evening! The Ottawa Senators will be hosting their annual Fan Appreciation Night at Canadian Tire Centre which includes more that $115,000 in prizing and giveaways at tonight's game. For more details on some of tonight's activations, including the players giving select fans the jerseys off their backs, click here.
"The fans in Ottawa have always been good to us since I've been with the team," said Jean-Gabriel Pageau about tonight's Fan Appreciation Night. "They've always supported us in both the good times and the bad times. They're still here cheering for us so that means a lot. We're very thankful to have them and grateful for the support they've shown us this season."
And if you're attending tonight's game make sure to arrive a little early tonight if you can as our own CNIB training pooch is all set to drop the puck pre-game.
Where to Watch
It's the last Ottawa Senators hockey game for awhile so why not grab some tickets and come watch the team in person one last time this season plus all you can enjoy the aforementioned Fan Appreciation Night stuff.
Can't make it to the rink? Well if you're in need of a great place to catch tonight's game and enjoy getting 25% off Molson Canadian all night long then be sure to hit up Jonny Canucks.