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Game 21 Preview: Ottawa Senators @ Philadelphia Flyers

A preview of the game between the Ottawa Senators and Philadelphia Flyers on 19 November 2013.

Jared Cowen takes a moment to check how straight his stick was during last Tuesday's game
Jared Cowen takes a moment to check how straight his stick was during last Tuesday's game

The Senators are in Philly looking for revenge after last week's disaster, and are also looking to bounce back from Sunday's game.

Robin Lehner gets the start today. No other lineup changes.

MacArthur - Turris - Ryan
Michalek - Spezza - Conacher
Greening - Smith - Neil
Condra - Grant - Zibanejad

Methot - Karlsson
Phillips - Borowiecki
Cowen - Gryba

Lehner (starter)

Some notes for tonight:

  • Please do better against Philly this week than last week. Please.
  • Ottawa finally moved out of last place for shots against per game! Though by so little, it's rounding to the same value as last place Buffalo - 36.0.
  • Kyle Turris is pointless in 3 games now, and has fallen behind on his point per game pace.
  • Robin Lehner could take the NHL lead SV% tonight, but only if Scrivens lets a few in against Tampa.
  • Despite all the negativity lately, the Sens are still firmly on the playoff bubble.
  • Sens actually outshot someone again! Let's make that 2 games in a row.

Here are some stats for the two teams this evening.

Category Ottawa Philadelphia
Player # Player #
Goals Bobby Ryan 10 Vincent Lecavalier 7
Assists Kyle Turris 14 Claude Giroux 10
Points Bobby Ryan 20 Brayden Schenn 12
Shots Erik Karlsson 65 Matt Read 50
Average Ice time Erik Karlsson 27:11 Braydon Coburn 22:39

Category Ottawa Philadelphia
# Rank # Rank
Goals For 2.90 9th 1.84 29th
Goals Against 2.95 23rd 2.47 11th
Corsi Close % 48.9% 19th 47.8% 22nd
Fenwick Close % 46.9% 24th 46.5% 25th
Shots For 30.8 9th 27.9 25th
Shots Against 36.0 29th 30.1 15th