Ottawa Senators are set to face the Calgary Flames during the second game of a back-to-back.
Following a 5-2 loss to the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday, the Ottawa Senators will face the Calgary Flames tonight. The Senators hope to bounce back after a devastating loss in the midst of a playoff push. Here is your SenShot Gameday Preview:
Ottawa Senators (33-28-5, 70 pts) @ Calgary Flames (29-24-13, 71 pts)
Time: 9PM Est
Where To Watch: TSN2, SNW, RDS
Where To Listen: TSN1200
Ottawa Senators Notes
The Ottawa Senators are playing the second of a back-to-back. They lost against the Vancouver Canucks 5-2 last night.
Last night, Claude Giroux scored his 28th goal of the season. He is currently on pace for 36 goals this season. 36 goals in a season would be a career high for him.
The last time the Senators faced the Flames was on February 13th. The Sens won 4-3 in overtime.
It is crucial that the Senators win tonight should they want to make the playoffs as they are slowly beginning to lose ground on other teams in the same battle for a wildcard spot. The Sens currently sit six points out of the wildcard spot, and only have two games in hand to the Florida Panthers and the Washington Capitals
Calgary Flames Notes
The Calgary Flames lost to the Anaheim Ducks 3-1 on Friday.
Tyler Toffoli leads the team in goals with 26. He is on pace for a career year. He’s on pace to score 32 goals and 37 assists for 69 points. It would be his third 30 goal season in the NHL.
Jonathan Huberdeau has had a rough first season with the Calgary Flames. He hasn’t been bad by any means but he is not going to finish the year with over 100 points like he did last season. So far, in 63 games this year he has scored 12 goals and 30 assists for 42 points.
According to NHL.com, it appears that Jacob Markstrom will play in net tonight, he has played in five games in a row and tonight will be his 6th. Dan Vladar has not played since February 28th, against the Boston Bruins.
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Ottawa Senators Lines
Brady Tkachuk – Tim Stutzle – Claude Giroux
Alex DeBrincat – Shane Pinto – Drake Batherson
Mathieu Joseph – Dylan Gambrell – Julien Gauthier
Parker Kelly – Mark Kastelic – Austin Watson
Thomas Chabot – Artem Zub
Jake Sanderson – Travis Hamonic
Jake Chychrun – Erik Brannstrom
Calgary Flames Lines
Jakob Pelletier – Elias Lindholm – Tyler Toffoli
Jonathan Huberdeau – Nazem Kadri – Dillon Dube
Andrew Mangiapane – Mickael Backlund – Blake Coleman
Milan Lucic – Trevor Lewis – Walker Duehr
MacKenzie Weegar – Rasmus Andersson
Noah Hanifin – Chris Tanev
Nikita Zadorov – Troy Stecther