Ottawa Senators Look For Third Straight Win Versus Wild

OTTAWA, ON - DECEMBER 16: Craig Anderson
OTTAWA, ON - DECEMBER 16: Craig Anderson /

The Ottawa Senators will be looking for their third straight win tonight when they take on the Minnesota Wild. This would be their first three game win streak since the Western Canada trip at the beginning of the season.

With the Sens still in a deep hole in the standings every game is important. The Ottawa Senators have to look to go on a winning streak as Christmas approaches.


The Sens will have one change at forward today, Gabriel Dumont is out with an ankle injury. As a result, the 12 forwards will be: Bobby Ryan, Matt Duchene, Mark Stone, Ryan Dzingel, Derick Brassard, Tom Pyatt, Mike Hoffman, Jean-Gabriel Pageau, Zack Smith, Alex Burrows, Nate Thompson, and Nick Paul.


On defence once again Ben Harpur will be scratched. This means the six defencemen will be: Johnny Oduya, Erik Karlsson, Dion Phaneuf, Cody Ceci, Fredrik Claesson, and Thomas Chabot.


Craig Anderson will get the start tonight. He has been playing well lately and has been seeing a resurgence in his season in recent games.

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A Long Way To Go

In the past two games it looks like the Ottawa Senators are finally returning to form. This comes off the back of Erik Karlsson and Craig Anderson both getting closer to their old level of play. If the Ottawa Senators are to continue their winning ways they need both players to step up. With the Sens currently eight points out of a playoff spot they need every win they can get.