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Gameday Journal: Game 60 - Sharks vs. Senators

by Craig Medaglia / Ottawa Senators

6:30 PM: Here's some crucial information ahead of tonight's game against the Sharks...

Puckdrop: 10:00 p.m.

Jersey: Road White

Television: Sportsnet, TVA2

Radio: TSN 1200, Unique FM 94,5


6:00 PM: And from NHL.com, here's a look at tonight's projected line-ups...

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SHARKS

Forwards

Tomas Hertl - Joe Thornton - Joe Pavelski

Patrick Marleau - Logan Couture - Melker Karlsson

Tommy Wingels - James Sheppard - Matt Nieto

Tye McGinn - Andrew Desjardins - Barclay Goodrow

Defence

Marc-Edouard Vlasic - Brent Burns

Brenden Dillon - Justin Braun

Matt Irwin - Scott Hannan

Goaltenders

Antti Niemi

Alex Stalock

Scratched: Tyler Kennedy, John Scott, Mirco Mueller


5:30 PM: Get up to speed for tonight's game with the Pre-Game Report courtesy of Sens TV...


5:00 PM: Sens head coach Dave Cameron spoke with the media today ahead on tonight's game against the Sharks...

On Curtis Lazar's absence from today's morning skate:

Not feeling good. Not going to play tonight.

On keeping the momentum going in California:

We just have to play our style. Hard on pucks. That's what separates us when we're good and when we struggle.

On whether the team has adopted a "playoff style of play" recently:

I don't know if I'd call it a "playoff style". It might be more "playoff desperation" but style doesn't change. Like I said, we have to be hard on pucks and when we are we're very competitive.


The Hamburglar himself also took some time to speak with the media and you can catch his pre-game comments here...


3:30 PM: A couple of quick line-up notes from the coach...


11:00 AM: From yesterday, here are the boys arriving in San Jose in style...


7:30 AM: The Ottawa Senators will look to extend their 4-game winning streak tonight when they face the Sharks in San Jose. Puck drop is set for 10:00 p.m. (Eastern).

The Sens are coming off of a 1-0 win against the red hot Kings on Thursday night in Los Angeles. Mike Hoffman scored the lone goal for the Senators while Andrew Hammond made 35 saves to earn his second straight shutout and fourth consecutive win to start his NHL career. The Senators are 26-23-10 through 59 games this season and currently sit in 11th place in the Eastern Conference creeping closer back in to playoff contention.

San Jose gets set to host Ottawa after a 3-2 loss to the Detroit Red Wings this past Thursday night. Matt Irwin and Patrick Marleau provided the offence for the Sharks while Antti Niemi made 32 saves in the loss. The Sharks have been on a rough stretch over the past 10 games (3-6-1) and their record of 30-24-8 is good for 10th place in the Western Conference.

This is the first of two meetings between these teams this season.

The Sens are getting set for their morning skate 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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