Ottawa tries to get off of their 8-game losing streak in the final game of their doubleheader
For the second time in three nights, the Ottawa Senators have to matchup against the most dynamic duo in the NHL, Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl. Both rank in the top 2 this season in points, McDavid with 22 and Draisaitl producing 21 so far. In Sunday’s loss, Ottawa did a poor job on the Oilers’ two stars, Draisaitl finished with 6 points while McDavid had 5 in the win, that can’t happen if the Senators want to win tonight.
News & Notes
It appears the Senators will trot out the same lineup as the previous game versus the Oilers, with Thomas Chabot still out nursing a minor injury, Artem Zub steps into the lineup for the 2nd straight game.
Marcus Hogberg gets his 3rd start of the season after Matt Murray was pulled last game.
Edmonton’s lines are expected to look like this:
Evan Bouchard gets back into the Oilers lineup for the first time this season, looking to give the Edmonton defence a spark.
4 GP, 0-3-0, 0.845 SV%, 4.71 GAA
Hogberg appeared last game after the Senators pulled starter Matt Murray in the 1st period, after entering the game Hogberg saved 17/22 shots and didn’t look inspiring in relief. Murray has been horrible in basically every start this season and D.J. Smith believes Hogberg gives the team a better chance to win, and rightfully so.
10 GP, 4-6-0, 0.895 SV%, 3.45 GAA
Koskinen retains the net tonight after Stuart Skinner backstopped them in their 8-5 win over Ottawa on Sunday. Starting Edmonton’s first 9 games, Koskinen should be fresh and ready after a break last game, but he’s still a beatable goalie that the Senators can score on.