Ottawa takes on Toronto as they try to win two games in a row for the first time this season
These teams split the first two matchups against each other and one will look to tack on another win for the season series.
Player to Watch: Tim Stützle
The last game between the
and Maple Leafs held venue for
‘s first career NHL goal, a thing of beauty:
Tied for the team lead with 4 goals, Stützle has had a great start to the season and as the games have gone by, D.J. Smith has given the rookie an increased role.
Stützle has been played over 15 minutes in his last 5 contests and now plays an average of 15:02 TOI/Game. Playing with Drake Batherson and Chris Tierney over the last few games they’ve looked decent in their small sample size, it seems they will stay together to start tonight’s game.
News & Notes
- Senators lineup remains the same heading into tonight’s battle:
- Joey Daccord has been elevated from the team’s taxi squad and will serve as the backup to Marcus Hogberg as Matt Murray is still recovering from an upper-body injury.
- Toronto’s projected lines for tonight’s matchup:
8 GP, 1-5-0, 0.859 SV%, 4.23 GAA
Fresh off his best start of the season in the Senators 2-1 win over Winnipeg on Saturday stopping 30/31 shots, Hogberg practically saved his job as it’s likely Daccord would be getting this game.
13 GP, 9-3-1, 0.909 SV%, 2.55 GAA
One of the league’s better goalies up to this point in the season, Andersen is one of the main reasons for the Leafs’ strong start.