Smith - Brassard - Stone
Pyatt - Pageau - Lazar
Bailey - Kelly - Neil
Methot - Karlsson
Phaneuf - Ceci
Borowiecki - Wideman
Some notes for tonight:
- Five of the top seven teams by points in the NHL are in the Metro division. What this means for Ottawa is that they will likely need to finish top 3 in the division to make the playoffs. They are six points behind the Philadelphia Flyers who hold the final wild card spot. But fortunately for Ottawa, they continue to hold down the second spot in the Atlantic Division.
- Cory Schneider has a save percentage of 90.6 this season. He has never been below 92.1% since he became a starter in the NHL. However, Keith Kinkaid will get the start tonight for New Jersey.
- Ottawa has been outshot by 2.3 shots per game on average this season.
- The 31.1 shots allowed per game is the fewest Ottawa has allowed since 2009-2010.
- Wednesday's loss was Ottawa's first shootout loss of the season.
- Mike Condon has given up 10 goals on 61 shots for an 83.6 save percentage over his last three starts. Andrew Hammond really must have annoyed the team by refusing to go for a conditioning stint.
- Erik Karlsson is one point behind Brent Burns for the NHL defencemen scoring lead.
- The Devils are already 11 points out of a playoff spot. Did I mention how good that division is?
- Only Duncan Keith and Colton Parayko have more shots on goal without a goal this season than Cody Ceci. Keith has 20 assists, Parayko has 14 while Ceci has two.
- Excluding Erik Karlsson, Dion Phaneuf has 12 points while the rest of the Senators defence has 13.
Here are some stats for the two teams tonight. All stats are from NHL.com except Corsi and Fenwick are from www.puckon.net.
|Goals||Kyle Turris||12||Mike Cammalleri||9|
|Points||Erik Karlsson||28||Travis Zajac||22|
|Shots||Mike Hoffman||87||Taylor Hall||72|
|Average Ice time||Erik Karlsson||27:08||Andy Greene||21:51|
|Event, Score and venue adjusted Corsi %||45.6%||27th||46.1%||26th|
|Event, Score and venue adjusted Fenwick %||46.0%||25th||45.9%||26th|