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Game 37 Preview & Open Thread: Philadelphia Flyers @ Ottawa Senators

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Looking for a gritty win at home

Ottawa Senators v Philadelphia Flyers Photo by Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images

After a promising win against the Nashville Predators, the Senators continue their home stretch against the Philadelphia Flyers tonight. The injuries are piling up for the Senators but they’re still managing to play good hockey and win games.

Pierre Dorion was quoted as saying he would be willing to call up Olle Alsing in Sweden or Lassi Thomson, who is currently in the Czech Republic. At this point, I don’t think Dorion will get to this point but the idea is to not completely destroy the farm team trying to fill the voids in the big club, that and that fact that they can only really bring up the players with contracts.

On the bright side, Craig Anderson is back from injury even though Brady Tkachuk almost caused him a brand new one. During yesterday’s practice, a shot from Tkachuk hit Andy’s mask chipped one of his teeth as well as giving him four new crown replacements. FUN! The contrary news is the news release that Anders Nilsson will be out indefinitely with a concussion, let’s hope he’s given all the time needed to recover properly.


Tkachuk-Pageau-C. Brown
Paul-Tierney-Duclair
L. Brown-Beaudin-White
Namestnikov-Anisimov-Ennis

Chabot-Hainsey
Borowiecki-Brannstrom
Goloubef-Englund

Anderson (starter)
Hogberg

Game Notes:

  • With Ron Hainsey out indefinetly with a knee injury, Thomas Chabot’s indurance will be heavily tested. After playing almost 38 minutes against the Tampa Bay Lightning, he wasn’t given much rest against the Predators logging almost 34 minutes in the game. If Hainsey’s injury takes long, will Dorion be forced to make a quick trade or keep pushing Chabot?
  • Colin White finally scored a goal against the Predators, could this be the confidence booster he needs? White will need to start impressing really quickly before Dorion brings up his replacement from Belleville soon.
  • Anthony Duclair’s overtime goal against the Predators was one to remember, he has been absolutely incredible this month; what more can we see from him?
  • Craig Anderson hasn’t been terrible this season but he hasn’t been fantastic either, with a possibly long absence by Nilsson; will Hogberg finally get his chance to shine? Andy will start tonight but I suspect Hogberg will be getting a few more start soon.

Stats, as always, are courtesy of naturalstattrick.com and nhl.com:

Player Stats

Ottawa Senators Philadelphia Flyers
Ottawa Senators Philadelphia Flyers
Category Player # Player #
Goals Anthony Duclair 20 Travis Konecny 11
Assists Thomas Chabot 19 Travis Konecny 21
Points Anthony Duclair 28 Travis Konecny 32
Shots Brady Tkachuk 135 Claude Giroux 104
Time On Ice Thomas Chabot 25:46 Ivan Provorov 24:44

Team Stats

Ottawa Senators Philadelphia Flyers
Ottawa Senators Philadelphia Flyers
# Rank # Rank
Goals/GP 2.75 21st 3.08 14th
Goals against/GP 3.22 25th 2.74 9th
Shots/GP 30.0 24th 31.9 12th
Shots against/GP 32.7 28th 28.7 2nd
Powerplay % 11.4 31st 19.6 15th
Penalty Kill % 82.1 13th 82.6 10th
Corsi % (5v5, Score and Venue Adjusted) 47.83 25th 51.4 9th
Fenwick % (5v5, SVA) 48.80 22nd 50.56 12th