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GAMEDAY 5: Senators vs. Jets, April 14

by Matt Tidcombe @matttidcombe

The Ottawa Senators and Winnipeg Jets will do battle once again tonight at Canadian Tire Centre. 

The Set-up

Ottawa (14-25-4) snapped a four-game losing streak Monday night with their 4-2 win that also saw them get back to .500 at home with a 9-9-4 record. 

Winnipeg (25-14-3) saw their three-game winning streak end as they were beaten by the Senators for just the second time this season. However, they have points in eight of their last 11 games (7-3-1). 

Ottawa's power play has been finding its groove a bit more recently as over their last seven games, they've gone 5-for-16 on the man advantage. The Sens rank 26th in the league overall with a 15.8 per cent success rate. 

The Jets are the NHL's second highest road scoring team with 75 goals in 23 games. The Sens have 59 home goals and have conceded 62 times on home ice. 

Roster notes

Matt Murray will start tonight for the Senators, head coach D.J. Smith confirmed. It will be Murray's first start since March 10.

No other changes are expected to the Sens lineup from Monday meaning the NHL debuts of Jacob Bernard-Docker and Shane Pinto remain on hold, in large part due to the fact they've only had one full practice with their new teammates. 

Previous history

The Senators are 2-4-1 against the Jets this season and have been outscored 26-17. 

The teams will meet two more times this season with their next scheduled matchup taking place May 3 at Canadian Tire Centre.

Who to watch

All eyes continue to be on Connor Brown as he scored for the eighth straight game Monday night. By doing so, he became just the second player, and only forward, since 1999 to score in eight straight NHL games. 

Brown is tied with Brady Tkachuk for the team lead in goals with 14 while his 24 points are tied for fourth. 

Where to Watch  

Wednesday's game can be seen live on TSN5 and RDS2 at 7 p.m. Fans can also tune into the radio call on TSN 1200 and Unique FM 94.5.

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