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Lined Up: Game #2 vs. Rangers

by Craig Medaglia @craigmedaglia / Ottawa Senators

No line-up changes are expected for today's 3 p.m. start against the Rangers as the Sens are set to roll with the same group as Game #1.

Tom Pyatt, who has been cleared to return, won't be back in the line-up for Game #2 which is something the coach described as a bit of a luxury yesterday.

"Right now, it's the fact that everybody has done a very good job the last two games," Boucher told the media on Friday. "I don't see the urgency to mess with that."

The same statement remains true on the backend with the Sens expected to to roll with the young pairing of Fredrik Claesson and Ben Harpur on the bottom pairing. The combo did see their ice-time dip to start the second round by almost 5 minutes combined but that's largely a result of Game #6 against Boston going to overtime.

If you need a refresher on lines and pairings, here's a look at the Sens projected line-up for Game #2...


In Goal

Craig Anderson was fantastic in Game #1 stopping 34 of 35 shots to earn the decision. Anderson is currently 2-2 at home in these playoffs (while being a perfect 3-0 on the road), but he personal numbers don't see huge change depending on location. His Sv% at Canadian Tire Centre this post-season sits at .930 while it stays pretty consistent on the road at .931.

It took the Sens 33 shots on goal before finally beating Henrik Lundqvist in Game #1 so volume seems to be a key for the Senators. Lundqvist has seen plenty of rubber so far this post-season and currently leads the league in Shots Against (249) and Saves (236).

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