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Lined Up: Game #19 @ Rangers

by Craig Medaglia @craigmedaglia / Ottawa Senators

As the Sens get set to square off against the Rangers, we've got some details about how the line-up might look tonight in New York City.

The coach was kind enough to pass along some vital details earlier today about how he'll deploy his forwards and defencemen tonight.

"We'll go 12-6. We'll have Harpur take the warm-up and Paul will come in," confirmed Boucher earlier today. "We went with 11-7 yesterday and it's a back-to-back so at some points in the game against Arizona I was using 10 forwards so we need to be able to breathe a little bit more with our forwards so we're going with 12."

Tweet from @Media_Sens: #Sens HC Guy Boucher has confirmed to media that @CraigAnderson41 will start in goal tonight @NYRangers; Nick Paul will return to the lineup in place of Ben Harpur.

Paul, who's only other appearance for the Sens this season came in Stockholm, has skated in 26 NHL games for the Senators over the past 3 seasons and from what he's seen from him this year, the coach has been impressed.

"He's a big body and I thought he was very intense," shared Boucher. "The last 3 games that he played in the American League he showed that he was definitely the guy who deserved to come up. I thought he was in the right places and I actually liked his game in Sweden so when I pulled him out of the line-up, it wasn't because I didn't like his game. We just wanted to use more defencemen in the it's the opposite."

The team didn't skate ahead of tonight's game but with some updates from the coach, here's what the Sens' projected line-up looks like against the Rangers...


Dzingel - Brassard - Stone
Pyatt - Duchene - Ryan
Hoffman - Pageau - DiDomenico
Burrows - Thompson - Paul

Claesson - Karlsson
Phaneuf - Ceci
Borowiecki - Oduya


In Goal

Craig Anderson (7-4-3) gets the start in net for the Senators tonight. Anderson's most recent appearance came in a 3-1 loss to the Penguins on Thursday night that saw the Sens' starter stop 26 of the 28 shots he faced in defeat. Mike Condon backs him up.

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