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Gameday Journal: Game 69 - Hurricanes vs. Senators

by Craig Medaglia / Ottawa Senators

4:00 PM: Here's some crucial information ahead of tonight's game against the Canes...

Puckdrop: 7:00 p.m.

Jersey: Road White

Television: TSN5, RDS2

Radio: TSN 1200, Unique FM 94,5


3:15 PM: And from NHL.com, here's a look at tonight's projected line-ups...

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HURRICANES

Forwards

Eric Staal - Jordan Staal - Nathan Gerbe

Chris Terry - Victor Rask - Andrej Nestrasil

Jeff Skinner - Elias Lindholm - Alexander Semin

Brad Malone - Jay McClement - Patrick Dwyer

Defence

Ron Hainsey - Justin Faulk

John-Michael Liles - Ryan Murphy

Michal Jordan - Brett Bellemore

Goaltenders

Anton Khudobin

Cam Ward

Scratched: Riley Nash


2:45 PM: Get the full rundown on tonight's game with Gord Wilson and the Pre-Game Report...


1:15 PM: Sens head coach Dave Cameron offered up some pre-game thoughts after the team's morning skate in Raleigh...

On if there are any changes to tonight's line-up?

No.

On Craig Anderson's hand injury:

He just aggravated it. That's all I know.

On the team playing with confidence:

You use the word "confidence", you use the word "momentum", you use the word "trust". It's just that "feel good" karma the team takes on when things are lining up and things are going well because regardless of how well you're playing through a game or a series of games you need some luck. The team missing an opportunity or the team hits a post. So there's that luck element that you have no control over. Sometimes good karma is on your side and that's why at the end of the day you have to play the game. You can video it all you want, you can practice it all you want...you can't practice pressure and you can't practice luck.


#Sens TV also had a chance to talk with Erik Condra and the former Notre Dame Grad was feeling quite festive today. You can watch his comments here...


12:45 PM: Some quick line-up notes from the coach...


11:45 AM: The guys hit the ice in Raleigh for today's morning skate...


8:00 AM: The Ottawa Senators look for their 4th straight win when they take on the Carolina Hurricanes tonight in Raleigh. Puck drop is set for 7:00 p.m.

The Senators are coming off a 2-1 shootout win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday night. Jean-Gabriel Pageau scored Ottawa's lone goal while Bobby Ryan sealed the victory with his shootout winner. Andrew Hammond continued his historically good play by turning aside 27 of the 28 shots he faced to earn the decision. The Sens currently sport a record of 33-24-11 and sit 9th in the Eastern Conference.

The Hurricanes host the Senators after a 3-2 win against the Blue Jackets in Columbus on Sunday night. Second period goals from Justin Faulk, Ron Hainsey and Brad Malone proved to be the difference while Anton Khudobin needed to make just 22 saves to earn the vicotry. With that win, the Hurricanes boost their record 26-34-8.

These teams met back on February 16th in Ottawa with the Hurricanes leaving with a 6-3 win. Here are the full highlights from that game...

The Sens will hit the ice for their morning skate today at 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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