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Lined Up: Game #6 @ Rangers

by Craig Medaglia @craigmedaglia / Ottawa Senators

Sens head coach Guy Boucher spoke with the media today about his line-up for Game #6 against the Rangers.

Boucher did confirm that there will be no changes to his defence pairings or starting goaltender but that he'd have to wait until after warm-up to sort out his forwards. He hinted at two different scenarios when questioned by reporters late this afternoon which most likely speaks to an injury. Ryan Dzingel, Chris Neil and Tommy Wingels have all seen time as alternates in this series and remain the most logical options if another forward is banged up. Stay tuned to our Twitter account for any breaking news prior to puck drop.

The Sens opted not to skate this morning at MSG and instead held some brief meetings upon arriving to the rink for tonight's game.

"We did our preparation yesterday," Boucher relayed to the media. "Today was just a review of what we talked about yesterday. We wanted to come here with a fresh mind, more rested and I think we've accomplished that."

With no morning skate and some question marks up front we'll forego a projected line up today. Feel free to take a crack at it and assemble your ideal line-up in the comments below.

Video: Game 6: Sens vs. Rangers - Boucher Pre-game

 

In Goal

Craig Anderson gets the call in goal for the Sens tonight and will be looking for his second consecutive Game #6 win of these playoffs. Anderson's post-season record at Madison Square Garden is 2-4 and he carries a 2.65 goals against average and a save percentage of .917 over that span.

 

NHL.com's Dan Rosen shared a few Henrik Lundqvist facts on twitter the other day and to sum them up quickly: he's been very good in elimination games recently. The #Sens have been able to score 5+ goals on Lundqvist twice already in this series which is something that's only happened on two other occasions in his career and the Rangers ultimately lost both those playoff series (Pittsburgh in 2008 and Tampa Bay in 2015).

Tweet from @drosennhl: Since Game 6 vs. Ottawa in 2012, Lundqvist is 15-5 with a 1.74 GAA, a .945 SV%, and 2 shutouts when the Rangers are facing elimination.

 

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