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Game #2 Preview: Ottawa Senators @ Toronto Maple Leafs

OTTAWA, ONTARIO - OCTOBER 14: Artem Zub #2 of the Ottawa Senators skates against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Canadian Tire Centre on October 14, 2021 in Ottawa, Ontario. (Photo by Chris Tanouye/Getty Images)
OTTAWA, ONTARIO - OCTOBER 14: Artem Zub #2 of the Ottawa Senators skates against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Canadian Tire Centre on October 14, 2021 in Ottawa, Ontario. (Photo by Chris Tanouye/Getty Images) /
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Artem Zub #2 of the Ottawa Senators (Photo by Chris Tanouye/Getty Images)
Artem Zub #2 of the Ottawa Senators (Photo by Chris Tanouye/Getty Images) /

Senators visit Leafs for second game of the season

The Ottawa Senators will look to add their second straight win to start the season when they face the Toronto Maple Leafs in another edition of the battle of Ontario.

7 PM ET. 1-0-0. 91. CBC. Saturday, October 16. 1-1-0. 116. Leafs -260

Following their exciting 3-2 win over their rivals in their season opener, the Senators will stick to the same lineup, looking to stick to the same gameplan that led their first win. The lineup should look like this:

Despite winning their first game, the Senators can’t expect to continue their winning ways if they concede 48 shots, D.J. Smith’s squad is going to have to try and control play more to limit the Leafs offensive firepower.

Team Leaders

G: OTT – Ennis (1), TOR – Nylander (2)

A: OTT – 5 tied at 1, TOR – Reilly (2)

P: OTT – Ennis (2), TOR – Nylander (3)

Shots: OTT – Pinto, Batherson (4), TOR – Nylander (11)

Hits: OTT – Batherson (5), TOR – Ritchie (6)

Brady Tkachuk Update

Tkachuk will not suit up tonight, and it remains unlikely that the talented forward will return prior to the Senators’ October 21st battle versus the San Jose Sharks.

Smith has made it clear that they’re not going to rush Tkachuk back into the lineup, there’s too much risk in rushing the process and it’s totally understandable that the team wants to side with caution, instead of playing with fire.

Starting Goalies

Anton Forsberg

2021-22 season stats: 1 GP, 1-0-0, 0.958 SV%, 2.00 GAA

Forsberg made a surprise start after Matt Murray came down with the flu (recently placed on IR), he was exceptional in game 1, stopping 46 of 48 shots, and was one of the main reasons that the Senators were able to walk away with a win.

Jack Campbell

2021-22 season stats: 2GP, 0.976 SV%, 0.76 GAA

The Leafs starting goaltender will get the start tonight after Petr Mrazek suffered an injury prior to the second period on Thursday night, Campbell would replace Mrazek, stopping all 10 shots in the final frame.

Campbell was outstanding in the Leafs season opener on Wednesday, stopping 31/32 shots, leading to him being the second star of the night.