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Game 25 Preview: Ottawa Senators @ Winnipeg Jets

Trying to turn a win into a winning streak.

Ottawa Senators v Winnipeg Jets Photo by Marianne Helm/Getty Images

The Ottawa Senators continue their road trip out to the West coast, facing the Winnipeg Jets before being pitted against the three California teams. The Jets (16-6-4) have been experiencing a breakout season, currently sitting two points out of first place in the league. The Sens, meanwhile, are just coming off a disappointing seven-game losing streak, although still have games in hand to catch back up to a playoff position.

Mike Condon will be getting the nod in goal tonight, as his performance against the Islanders was enough for Boucher to ride the hot hand. The final lineup has yet to be determined, as there are some unnamed “wait and see” players on the injury front. One of those players is Bobby Ryan, although he was on the ice for today’s morning skate. If he’s good to go, it’s likely one of either Chabot or Harpur will be a scratch.

Here is the projected lineup, from Bruce Garrioch:

Ryan - Brassard - Stone
Dzingel - Pageau - Pyatt
Smith - Duchene - Hoffman
Burrows - Dumont - Thompson

Claesson - Karlsson
Phaneuf - Chabot
Oduya - Ceci

Condon (starter)

Here are some notes:

  • The Sens power play was due last game, scoring both the game-tying and game-winning goals with the man advantage. Ottawa may not have the league’s best power play (it may in fact be one of the worst), although the drought had lasted long enough.
  • Despite scoring six goals last night, Erik Karlsson was still held off the scoresheet, extending his cold streak to eight games. Tonight he’ll burst out for a hat trick.
  • One player who has been scoring is Mark Stone, who’s currently on a five-game point streak, during a time when the first four games only had a total six goals scored for Ottawa.
  • Thomas Chabot will likely be back on the roster today after his big three point night in New York. Chabot’s six points in six games has hopefully solidified his place in the NHL.
  • Start time is 7:00pm EST.

Here are some stats, from and Natural Stat Trick:

Team Stats

Category Ottawa Senators Boston Bruins
Category Ottawa Senators Boston Bruins
-- Value Rank Value Rank
Goals/GP 2.68 25th 3.25 6th
Goals against/GP 3.44 30th 2.56 3rd
Shots/GP 30.7 24th 32.8 11th
Shots against/GP 33.0 25th 29.3 2nd
Powerplay % 16.7 26th 23.5 4th
Penalty Kill % 76.2 27th 83.3 4th
Corsi (5v5, Score & Venue Adjusted) 46.32 29th 53.97 2nd
Fenwick (5v5, SVA) 46.94 27th 54.01 1st

Player Stats

Ottawa Senators Boston Bruins
Ottawa Senators Boston Bruins
-- Player # Player #
Goals Matt Duchene 27 Brad Marchand 34
Assists Erik Karlsson (out) 53 Brad Marchand 51
Points Karlsson/Stone (both out) 62 Brad Marchand 85
Shots Mike Hoffman 253 David Pastrnak 236
TOI/GP Erik Karlsson (out) 26:44 Zdeno Chara 22:53