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Game 17 Preview: Nashville Predators @ Ottawa Senators

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A preview of tonight's game

Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

The Senators host a team they faced not that long ago tonight in the Nashville Predators. The Sens currently sit tied for second in the Atlantic Division on points, and a single point tonight would put them ahead of the Lightning with the same number of games played. Mike Hoffman is out with injury, and will be replaced by Max McCormick.

Here are the expected lines and pairings as reported by TSN 1200's Gord Wilson.

Dzingel - Turris - Ryan
Pageau - Brassard - Stone
Smith - Kelly - Pyatt
Puempel - McCormick - Neil

Methot - Karlsson
Phaneuf - Ceci
Borowiecki - Wideman

Condon (starter)
Anderson

Some notes for tonight:

    • The Preds were the last team to score more than two goals against Anderson. It's the only time he allowed more than two since October 22nd. Andy won't get to avenge that loss tonight though.
    • Across three games this season split between two teams, Mike Condon has a .985 save percentage.
    • Condon has a career save percentage of .907 in 58 games.
    • Max McCormick only has three points in 10 games with Binghamton, but that puts him seventh on the team in scoring.
    • Erik Karlsson now has 14 points in 16 games, putting him 27th in the NHL.
    • Karlsson and Phaneuf are tied for second on the team in shots with 39.
    • Kyle Turris' eight goals have him tied for eighth in the league.
    • Even though Mike Hoffman only has three goals, he's managed to generate 53 shots which puts him 13th in the league. The offence will have to dynamite tonight to make up for his absence.
  • Here are some stats. All stats are from NHL.com except Corsi and Fenwick are from Natural Stat Trick.

Category Ottawa Nashville
Player # Player #
Goals Kyle Turris 8
James Neal
7
Assists Erik Karlsson 11
Filip Forsberg
10
Points Erik Karlsson 14
Neal, Forsberg
11
Shots Mike Hoffman 53
James Neal
58
Average Ice time Erik Karlsson 27:16 Roman Josi
24:53

Category Ottawa Nashville
# Rank # Rank
Goals For 2.19 27th 2.73 13th
Goals Against 2.31
7th 2.73 17th
Event, Score and venue adjusted Corsi % 46.8% 27th 49.2% 18th
Event, Score and venue adjusted Fenwick % 48.4% 23rd 49.1% 19th
Shots For 31.3 7th 30.4 12th
Shots Against 31.2 21st 30.8
19th