Game-day Preview #15: Ottawa Senators @ Winnipeg Jets

Marcus Hogberg #1 of the Ottawa Senators (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)

Coming off another loss, Ottawa tries to write the ship against Winnipeg

Ottawa Senators
Winnipeg Jets
Saturday, Feb 13
Jets -240

While the Ottawa Senators did drop their game on Thursday to the Winnipeg Jets, they played well enough to win despite the lopsided 5-1 score. The Senators outshot the Jets 42-26 and had plenty of chances on Connor Hellebuyck, if they put together a similar effort this afternoon they could see their slide come to an end.

Player to Watch: Marcus Hogberg

With Matt Murray injured, this is now Marcus Hogberg‘s team for the immediate future and the way the season has gone so far for the 26-year-old, he’s on thin ice.

Marcus Hogberg has been a shell of himself so far this season and he’s been beaten for plenty of ugly goals that don’t inspire much confidence coming into this game, however, a bounceback performance today could send the Senators backup in the right direction.

Earlier in the month, D.J. Smith hinted at Joey Daccord getting a chance due to Hogberg’s struggles and a week later the story is the same.

This is arguably Hogberg’s most pivotal start of his career, he’s running out of rope.

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News & Notes

  • Cedric Paquette returns to the lineup after missing the past 5 games due to injury and a string of healthy scratches
  • Artem Zub comes in for Josh Brown after Zub missed the last game due to confusion with his Covid testing
  • Expect the Jets to trot out the same lineup as they had last game

Starting Goalies

Marcus Hogberg

7 GP, 0-5-0, 0.836 SV%, 4.88 GAA

Hogberg was pulled in his last start (Feb.9 vs Edmonton) after allowing 3 goals on 13 shots and allowed 2 goals on 11 shots in relief of Matt Murray on Thursday.

Connor Hellebuyck

Hellebuyck was the best player on the ice when these teams laced up on Thursday, saving 41/42 shots in the 5-1 win.