The Senators look to get back on track versus the Jets
The Ottawa Senators and Winnipeg Jets kick off a 10-game season series on Tuesday night at the Canadian Tire Centre.
This is the 22nd matchup between the Senators and Jets since the franchise moved back to Winnipeg, Ottawa boasts a 12-8-1 record head-to-head while the Jets are 9-10-2. The Jets have the momentum as of late though, having won 4 of the last 6 meetings.
News & Notes
Tim Stützle has been declared out for tonight’s game, D.J. Smith calls it a “minor injury” that has been nagging the 19-year-old, it’s smart to err on the side of caution.
A tough break for Stützle, especially after he nabbed his first career NHL goal the game prior. However, don’t expect many missed games out of the prized rookie, he could be back as soon as Thursday when the Senators face the Jets again.
Alex Galchenyuk was seen skating on the second line for the morning skate, it seems as though he will be filling in for Stützle’s spot. Colin White is expected to be a healthy scratch for tonight’s game, making that the second time in the first three games where he sits in the press box.
As for the Jets, Patrik Laine is out for the game tonight as he deals with an upper-body injury that has him listed as day-to-day. Former Senator Dylan Demelo has yet to play this season due to personal reasons and didn’t fly with the team to Ottawa.
Season Stats: 2GP 1-1-0 0, 905 SV%, 3.02 GAA
Murray was good enough in the Senators’ opening game stopping 20/23 shots in their 5-3 victory over the Maple Leafs, but the next game even in defeat, Murray proved why the Senators acquired his services. Realistically the Leafs should have beaten the Senators handily on Saturday night but due to Murray’s heroics the game only ended in a 3-2 defeat, Murray stopped 37/40 shots that came his way.
Season Stats: N/A
Having played last night the Jets have decided to go with Brossoit on the second half of a back-to-back. Brossoit struggled last season with a 0.895 SV% and a 3.28 GAA and will look to improve upon those marks starting today in Ottawa.