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GAMEDAY 5: Senators vs. Flames, March 1

by Matt Tidcombe @matttidcombe

The Ottawa Senators and Calgary Flames wrap up their three-game series tonight. 

The Set-up

Ottawa (7-15-1) has won three of its last four after suffering a 6-3 loss to Calgary Saturday afternoon. 

Calgary (10-10-2) snapped a two-game losing streak with its win Saturday. The Flames are fifth in the North Division, one point behind Montreal for the final playoff spot. 

The Senators had a lot of success on the power play Saturday as all three of their goals came on the man advantage. The Sens' power play ranks 25th in the NHL at 15.7 per cent but at home, are converting at a 21.4 per cent success rate.

Roster notes

Braydon Coburn will come into the lineup tonight as he will replace Erik Brannstrom, who was sent to the taxi squad Sunday. 

"We're going to get [Brannstrom] back in fairly quick but ... sometimes when you watch the game you realize you have a little more time and it's just a good time to reset and we'll get him in as soon as possible," head coach D.J. Smith said. 

The rest of the Sens lineup is expected to remain as it was Saturday.

Additionally, the Sens re-assigned Logan Brown and Filip Gustavsson to the Belleville Senators today while recalling Clark Bishop and Kevin Mandolese and re-assigning them to the team's taxi squad.

Previous history

Through two games this year, each team has a win while combining for 16 goals.

Tonight's game completes this three-game series but the two sides will meet twice later this week in Calgary. 

Who to watch

Drake Batherson continues to light it up as he's scored in five straight games. If he scores again tonight, he'd become the first Senator aged 22 or younger in team history to score in six straight games. 

Batherson has seven goals and 15 points in 23 games this season. His seven goals this season are more than he had scored in his NHL career combined over the past two seasons.

Where to Watch  

Monday's game can be seen live on TSN5 and RDS at 7 p.m. Fans can also tune into the radio call on TSN 1200 and Unique FM 94.5.

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