March 2, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Braydon Coburn (5) clears the puck past Ottawa Senators center Zack Smith (15) during the third period at the Wells Fargo Center. The Flyers defeated the Senators, 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Anticipated Senators Lines vs New York Rangers – Regin OUT, O’Brien, Daugavins IN?


Once again Paul MacLean has shuffled the forward lines, looking for a offensive answer.

Zack Smith, fresh off his first goal in 363 days with a gorilla off his back,  now finds himself centering the top line of Milan Michalek and Daniel Alfredsson.

It appears that Peter Regin will be sitting out along with Dave Dziurzynski (concussion) as the changes to the lineup from the last game, meaning Jim O’Brien and Kaspars Daugavins would be back in the fold.  O’Brien is in for sure, with the Regin/Daugavins decision to be made closer to game time.

Here is how the lines were reported this morning from those in attendance

Milan Michalek – Zack Smith -Daniel Alfredsson

Colin GreeningKyle TurrisJakob Silfverberg

Mark StoneMika ZibanejadChris Neil

Erik Condra – Jim O’Brien – Kaspars Daugavins/Peter Regin

 

The defense pairings apparently also were mixed up, and it remains to be seen if that is how they line up tonight or if it is just an experiment in the game day skate

Marc MethotPatrick Wiercioch

Andre BenoitSergei Gonchar

Eric GrybaChris Phillips

 

For our full preview of tonight’s game check HERE

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