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Gameday Journal: Game 41 - Coyotes vs. Senators

by Craig Medaglia / Ottawa Senators

6:10 PM: Here's some crucial information ahead of tonight's game against the Coyotes...

Jersey: Road White

Television: City

Radio: TSN 1200, Unique FM 94,5

5:00 PM: Harvicus Trollius Maximus...

3:35 PM: And from, we've got tonight's projected line-ups for the Sens and Coyotes...

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Martin Erat – Antoine Vermette - Shane Doan

Lucas Lessio -- - Sam Gagner -- Mikkel Boedker

Tobias Rieder – Kyle Chipchura – Lauri Korpikoski

Brandon McMillan – Joe Vitale – David Moss

Oliver Ekman-Larsson – Michael Stone

Keith Yandle – Chris Summers

Brandon Gormley Connor Murphy

Mike Smith

Devan Dubnyk

Injured: Martin Hanzal, Zbynek Michalek

Scratched: B.J. Crombeen

2:30 PM: Sens head coach Dave Cameron spoke with the media this morning ahead of tonight's game in Arizona. You can watch his pre-game comments below courtesy of Sens TV...

On any line-up changes for tonight:

Colin Greening and Patty Wiercioch are out. Lazar and Chris Phillips come back in.

On what type of game he expects in Arizona:

Well coached, very good structure. I think you're going to see a lot of 50/50 shifts where the puck will be up for grabs. We're going to have to make the right decision and we can't force anything. We have to continue to make good decisions with the puck and we have to get to the net.

Sens defenseman Cody Ceci also met with the media and you can watch his pre-game comments via Sens TV right here...

1:30 PM: Straight from the coach's mouth, here's a line-up update for you...

7:30 AM: The Ottawa Senators head South to Glendale where they'll face-off against the Arizona Coyotes tonight. Puck drop is set for 7:00 p.m.

The Sens make the trip to the desert after dropping their last game in Denver to the Avalanche 5-2 on Thursday night. Mark Stone and Bobby Ryan scored for the Senators while Craig Anderson made 6 saves before being relieved by Robin Lehner. The Sens currently sit 11th in the Eastern Conference with a record of 16-16-8.

The Coyotes faired a little better in their contest on Thursday, beating the Winnipeg Jets 4-1. Mikkel Boedker (x2), Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Shane Doan all scored for Arizona while Mike Smith stopped 34 of the 35 shots he faced to earn the victory. The Coyotes' record currently sits at 16-20-4 which is good for 13th in the Western Conference.

This is the first meeting between these two team this season but it does mark the first time that Ottawa's Mark Stone faces-off with his older brother Michael Stone, a defenseman for the Coyotes, in the NHL. Mark spoke with the media about this upcoming encounter and you can watch his comments here...

The Sens will hit the ice for their morning skate today and I'll have plenty of updates to follow including, but not limited to, lineup changes, players' thoughts, Sens TV videos, Instagram goodness and more.

Stay tuned!

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