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Game 40 Preview: Ottawa Senators @ Columbus Blue Jackets

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Sens try to ring in the new year without a (cannon) bang

NHL: Ottawa Senators at Columbus Blue Jackets Jason Mowry-USA TODAY Sports

The Ottawa Senators ride into Columbus to close out 2018, hoping to put the brakes on a four game and (thanks to the holiday break) two week losing streak.

They do it still bitten hard by the injury bug, with the same roster as Saturday’s game. That doesn’t mean no lineup changes though, as Boucher made a major shuffle to the lines during practice yesterday and stuck with the new lines for today’s morning skate:

Tkachuk-Tierney-Stone
White-Duchene-Ryan
Paul-Smith-Rodewald
Dzingel-Pyatt-Boedker

Lajoie-Ceci
Wolanin-DeMelo
Borowiecki-Harpur
Elliott

Hogberg (Starter)
McKenna

Game Notes

  • Ryan Dzingel slotted in to the fourth line?
  • He took the L on Saturday, but Marcus Hogberg did enough to get his second NHL start tonight
  • The Senators can officially sign Mark Stone at midnight, though if it’s going to happen quickly it probably won’t be until later in the week at the earliest
  • The Sens played decently in three of the four losses - but after going into a deep and early hole
  • The Sens PK might stand a chance, because WOW is that Blue Jackets PP having a rough go this season

Team Stats

Category Ottawa Senators Columbus Blue Jackets
Category Ottawa Senators Columbus Blue Jackets
-- Value Rank Value Rank
Goals/GP 3.15 11th 3.24 9th
Goals Against/GP 3.92 31st 3.03 19th
Shots/GP 29.2 25th 32.0 13th
Shots Against/GP 37.4 31st 30.5 8th
Powerplay % 21.8 11th 13.4 30th
Penalty Kill % 74.5 28th 79.2 16th
Corsi (5v5, Score & Venue Adjusted) 42.91 31st 49.86 15th
Fenwick (5v5, SVA) 43.25 31st 51.42 11th


Player Stats

Ottawa Senators Washington Capitals
Ottawa Senators Washington Capitals
-- Player # Player #
Goals Mark Stone 18 Cam Atkinson 23
Assists Thomas Chabot 28 Artemi Panarin 29
Points Mark Stone 43 Artemi Panarin 41
Shots Thomas Chabot 100 Cam Atkinson 149
TOI/GP Thomas Chabot 23:52 Seth Jones 26:18