The Ottawa Senators are set to face off against the Detroit Red Wings for the second leg of a back-to-back.
Last night, the Ottawa Senators beat the Detroit Red Wings in convincing fashion, winning with a score of 6-2. This game also ends playing 4 games over a 5-day stretch. Ottawa hopes to close the stretch going 3-1-0. Should the Ottawa Senators win in regulation tonight, they will officially have tied the Red Wings in points and will sit 3 points out of a wildcard playoff spot. Here is your SenShot Game Preview:
Ottawa Senators (29-26-4, 62 pts) VS Detroit Red Wings (28-23-8, 64 points)
Time: 7 pm Eastern Time
Where to Watch: TSN5, RDS2
Where to Listen: TSN1200
Ottawa Senators Notes
The Ottawa Senators are closing out a 4-game in a 5-day stretch where they currently sit 2-1-0. They hope to win in regulation in order to go 3-1-0 and tie the Detroit Red Wings in order to gain ground on the wildcard playoff spots.
Claude Giroux had a four-point game last evening, scoring one goal and three assists. He was the first star of the game and currently sits 19 points away from 1000 NHL career points. He currently has 58 points in 59 games. He is on pace for 81 points, which would put him at 1004 career points at the season’s end should he continue his current pace.
Thomas Chabot scored 3 points last evening, netting a goal and two assists. His play this season has been subject to criticism from fans, as he currently leads the team in penalties and was the ice for the first goal against last night. While he had a good game last night, he is not having the best season by his standards. Let’s hope he can put in another good game for the Senators tonight.
Derick Brassard now sits at 998 games played in the NHL. He is poised to play his 1000th career game against the team that drafted him, the Columbus Blue Jackets. Bruce Garrioch hinted last evening that this season could be his last in the NHL, hinting at possible retirement for the Gatnieau-native.
Tim Stützle continues to evolve into a better player after each and every game. Last night he scored 1 goal but could have scored a hat trick. In his last 10 games, he has 7 goals and 8 assists for 15 points. The 21-year-old center has 28 goals and 33 assists for 61 points in 55 games played this season.
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Detroit Red Wings Notes
Lucas Raymond, the 4th overall pick in the 2020 draft, came back from injury last evening. He was selected between Ottawa’s picks, where they opted to pick Tim Stützle at 3rd overall and Jake Sanderson at 5th.
David Perron ended his 15-game-goal drought, scoring his 15th goal of the season. He is third in goals on the Red Wings this season. He has 38 points in 59 games this season after signing a three-year contract with the Red Wings in free agency.
Jake Walman of the Red Wings just signed a three-year extension with the Red Wings, earning him an average-annual-value of 3.4 million dollars.
Ottawa Senators Lines
Brady Tkachuk – Tim Stützle- Claude Giroux
Alex DeBrincat – Shane Pinto – Drake Batherson
Mathieu Joseph – Dylan Gambrell – Julien Gauthier
Derick Brassard – Mark Kastelic – Austin Watson
Thomas Chabot – Artem Zub
Jake Sanderson – Travis Hamonic
Erik Brannstrom – Nick Holden
Detroit Red Wings Lines
Tyler Bertuzzi – Dylan Larkin – David Perron
Robby Fabbri – Andrew Copp – Lucas Raymond
Jonatan Berggren – Joe Veleno – Dominik Kubalik
Filip Zadina – Pius Suter – Oskar Sundqvist
Jake Walman – Moritz Seider
Ben Chiarot – Filip Hronek
Olli Maatta – Gustav Lindstrom