With the season on the line, we take a look at some of the line-up changes for Game 6 tonight at Canadian Tire Centre.
Sens head coach Guy Boucher met with the media after the team's optional skate this morning and shared a few updates regarding his line-up for tonight:
Ryan Dzingel, who was a healthy scratch in Game 5, will slot in for Tommy Wingels tonight up front while both Mark Borowiecki and Alex Burrows have been ruled out for Game 6. The coach also mentioned that several decisions will come after warm-up which could include Chris Kelly or Colin White filling a role down the middle or potentially the deployment of seven defencemen again.
Boucher specifically took some time to discuss White's availability for Game 6 in what would be his NHL playoff debut should his number be called after warm-up.
"We've had him in mind for a long time," Boucher shared. "It's just we felt that some other guys that have been with us all year had more experience and are more used to what we're doing and were more apt to help us at that moment."
"You also don't want to expose him either to something he can't handle but we just feel right now he's been around the team, he's been part of the meetings and I think he's a possibility because we need him."
As mentioned above, several different decisions and scenarios could come after the pre-game warm-up tonight so stayed tuned to our Twitter for any breaking news regarding the line-up.
Video: Game 6: Sens vs. Penguins - Boucher Pre-game
Craig Anderson looks to rebound tonight after being replaced by Mike Condon in Game 5 (twice). Anderson surrendered 4 goals on just 14 shots in the opening period on Sunday afternoon in Pittsburgh in a contest that saw nearly everything go wrong for the Senators.
"It's a lot easier to put those away than it is when you lose 1-0," Anderson said after the team's practice yesterday. "It's one of those games where you just look forward now, move on and get ready for the next one. We're all human and we all have bad days and Sunday was a bad day for all of us."
Matt Murray gets his third start of the playoffs tonight and currently sports a 2-0 record since replacing Marc-Andre Fleury in Game 3 of this series.