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Gameday Journal: Game 7 - Blackhawks vs. Senators

by Chris Lund / Ottawa Senators

5:45 PM: Here are tonight's projected lineups for the Senators and Blackhawks...

Ottawa Senators

Forwards

MacArthur - Turris - Ryan

Michalek - Zibanejad - Chiasson

Hoffman - Legwand - Neil

Greening - Smith - Condra

Defence

Phillips - Karlsson

Wiercioch - Ceci

Borowiecki - Gryba

Goaltenders

Anderson

Lehner

Chicago Blackhawks

Forwards

Sharp - Toews - Hossa

Versteeg - Shaw - Kane

Bickell - Richards - Saad

Morin - Kruger - Smith

Defence

Keith - Seabrook

Hjalmarsson - Oduya

van Riemsdyk - Rozsival

Goaltenders

Darling

Raanta

3:00 PM: Craig Anderson is slated to be the goaltender tonight for the Senators when they take on the Blackhawks.

Anderson, a native of Chicago suburb Park Ridge, Illinois, has appeared in eight career games against the Blackhawks who drafted him in 2001. In those games he has earned a 5-1-2 record with a 3.38 goals-against average and .905 save percentage.

The Blackhawks have not confirmed a starter for tonight's game as of yet but look for either Corey Crawford to make a return from injury or an NHL debut for Scott Darling.

1:20 PM: Get the rundown on tonight's game with the Pre-Game Report courtesy of Sens TV...

12:15 PM: Sens TV caught up with Senators defenceman Chris Phillips in Chicago this morning. Take a look...

11:30 AM: Check out the latest Bell Sens in 60 from Sens TV as the guys have some knucklepuck fun at practice last week.

11:00 AM: The Ottawa Senators will play the second leg of a back-to-back tonight when they take on the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center. Puck drop is set for 7:00 p.m.

The Senators fell to the New Jersey Devils by a 3-2 score in overtime on Saturday night. Goals from Bobby Ryan and Alex Chiasson were the offence, while Robin Lehner made 26 saves in the loss.

The Blackhawks also dropped their Saturday night contest as they lost by a 3-2 score to the St. Louis Blues. Patrick Sharp and Kris Versteeg scored for Chicago and Antti Raanta made 28 saves. They're 4-2-1 to start the season.

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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