Ottawa Senators: Pre-Season Game Number 2 Preview

OTTAWA, ON - SEPTEMBER 18: Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Curtis McElhinney (35) scrambles cross the crease tracking a rebound during second period National Hockey League preseason action between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Ottawa Senators on September 18, 2017, at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, ON, Canada. (Photo by Richard A. Whittaker/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
OTTAWA, ON - SEPTEMBER 18: Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Curtis McElhinney (35) scrambles cross the crease tracking a rebound during second period National Hockey League preseason action between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Ottawa Senators on September 18, 2017, at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, ON, Canada. (Photo by Richard A. Whittaker/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /
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After a dominant performance by the Ottawa Senators at home they move to Toronto to complete the back to back.

The roster of the Ottawa Senators will feature much less NHL talent when they take on the Leafs. Far more prospects and AHL players will get a look from the coaching staff.

Forwards

At forward the Sens have announced they will play: Tom Pyatt, Nate Thompson, Mike Blunden, Chris VandeVelde, Max Reinhart, Chris DiDomenico, Logan Brown, Jack Rodewald, Alex Formenton, Tyler Randell, Filip Chlapik, Drake Batherson, and Max McCormick.

Defencemen

On defence the Sens will ice: Chris Wideman, Fredrik Claesson, Erik Burgdoerfer, Patrick Sieloff, Maxime Lajoie, Ben Harpur, and Mark Borowiecki.

Goalies

In goal the Sens will likely split the time between Mike Condon, Andrew Hammond, and Marcus Hogberg.

For the game tonight as is evident from the players above, there are far fewer locks to make the opening night roster than there were last night. The Sens will be taking a good look at their depth tonight.

With players such as Thomas Chabot and Colin White not playing it gives a chance for the other high tier prospects such as Logan Brown to shine through.

Players To Watch

The most important players to watch tonight will be Logan Brown, Ben Harpur, and Filip Chlapik. Brown is the Sens best prospect after Chabot and White and if White is out long term after being injured last night he could be the Sens next option. Chlapik performed very well at the rookie tournament and is moving up the depth chart very quickly. A good camp from him and he could be a sleeper to make the team this season. As for Harpur, despite the Ottawa Senators being flooded with depth there’s still an outside chance that Harpur makes the roster. He performed well during the playoffs and with a good camp could surpass some of the younger players for a roster spot.

Next: Ottawa Senators: Pre-Season Game Number 1 Recap

The game will be at 7:30 tonight in Toronto.