Ottawa Senators Face Ducks After Dropping Six Straight

RALEIGH, NC - JANUARY 30: Jeff Skinner
RALEIGH, NC - JANUARY 30: Jeff Skinner /

The Ottawa Senators are set to play the Anaheim Ducks tonight and will look for their first win in six games.

The Ottawa Senators have gone on another terrible losing streak. They have lost six straight and are effectively done this season. At this point they play for nothing more than pride.


At forward the Sens will use 12 players today. They will be: Mike Hoffman, Matt Duchene, Bobby Ryan, Ryan Dzingel, Derick Brassard, and Chris DiDomenico, Zack Smith, Jean-Gabriel Pageau, Tom Pyatt, Alex Burrows, Nate Thompson, and Magnus Paajarvi.


On defence the Sens will stick with six players. They will be: Johnny Oduya, Erik Karlsson, Dion Phaneuf, Cody Ceci, Thomas Chabot, and Mark Borowiecki.


Mike Condon will get the start in goal and Anderson will serve as the backup for tonight’s matchup.

Next: What Are The Ottawa Senators Options Going Forward?

The Season Going Forward

As the calendar changes to February the Ottawa Senators sit 17 points out of the playoffs. Their season is essentially over at this point. Going forward the Sens should look to give playing time to younger players to give them experience. Additionally, the Sens should be trying to sell off the older players which will not have a future with this team in the next one or two years. In addition this will likely hurt the team in the short term which will help their long terms prospects.

Weakening the team this season will allow them to draft a better player in June to possible speed up the rebuilding process. However, first before all this can take place they must complete their game against the Anaheim Ducks tonight.