The Ottawa Senators look to grab their first win against the Winnipeg Jets in their fourth battle on the season
Player to Watch: Artem Zub
Since entering the lineup it’s been impossible for Artem Zub to leave, his calm, methodical game has been noticeable on the ice and in his underlying numbers.
Zub ranks second in the NHL in CF% among players with at least 6 games played.
So far Zub has 2 assists in his first 6 NHL games and looks to be locked in on the 2nd pairing alongside Mike Reilly.
News & Notes
- Nick Paul is a game-time-decision with a minor injury that D.J. Smith deemed the ailment as “something minor”
- Senators lines during the morning skate (Paquette skating in Paul’s place):
- Tucker Poolman returns to the Jets Lineup and major acquisition Pierre-Luc Dubois makes his second appearance with the club, he made his debut on February 9th.
11 GP, 2-6-1, 0.886 SV%, 3.64 GAA
Murray has been sensational over his last 3 starts where his save percentage hasn’t dipped below 0.938 and he hasn’t surrendered more than 2 goals over that stretch.
Murray is starting to show why the Senators conceded a 2nd-round pick and a prospect for him at the draft, stability in the crease will be essential if Ottawa wants to start winning.
9 GP, 5-3-1, 0.911 SV%, 2.55 GAA
The former Vezina Trophy winner looks to be in form once again and will be tough to beat again tonight as he always is. He gave up 3 goals on 29 shots in Winnipeg’s 3-2 defeat versus Calgary on February 9th.