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Game 56 Preview: Carolina Hurricanes @ Ottawa Senators

Let’s give them a celebration dance of our own

Winnipeg Jets v Ottawa Senators Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images

After two very convincing and entertaining wins, the Sens are back to wrap up their 3-game home stand against the Carolina Hurricanes. The talk of the week has been the Sens decision to dress both Duchene and Stone; risking them getting injured before the trade deadline. I don’t see how this is an option at all, considering the message it would send would contradict their constant talks that negotiations are ongoing.

Guy Boucher decided to stick with the winning lineup tonight; which means we will be seeing Anders Nilsson in net again.

Sens projected Lineup:

Dzingel - Duchene - Ryan
Tkachuk - White - Stone
Smith - Pageau - Paajarvi
Balcers - Tierney

Chabot - DeMelo
Lajoie - Ceci
Borowiecki - Jaros

Nilsson (starter)

Game Notes:

  • It seems Craig Anderson is injured again as Gustavsson has been called up from Belleville; will keep an eye out if he actually does get to play a game. Although Andy is expected to join the team on the road trip.
  • Both Mark Stone and Matt Duchene have had 5 points in the past 3 games; look to see them continue their streaks as they await their fate here in Ottawa.
  • Teuvo Teravainen is one point away from 200; so obviously he will score tonight.
  • The Hurricanes lead the league with shots per game, so this should be a fun night for our defense.

Game Stats (via and naturalstattrick):

Team Stats

Ottawa Senators Detroit Red Wings
Ottawa Senators Detroit Red Wings
Value Rank Value Rank
3.09 11th 2.75 26th
3.66 31st 3.21 23rd
29.7 24th 29.6 25th
36.6 31st 32.8 25th
20.9 15th 16.7 24th
76.8 26th 77.8 24th
43.95 31st 47.77 23rd
44.55 31st 47.12 27th

Player Stats

Ottawa Senators Winnipeg Jets
Ottawa Senators Winnipeg Jets
-- Player # Player #
Goals Mark Stone, Matt Duchene 26 Mark Scheifele 30
Assists Thomas Chabot 33 Blake Wheeler 56
Points Mark Stone 57 Mark Scheifele, Blake Wheeler 68
Shots Mark Stone, Thomas Chabot 137 Patrik Laine 191
TOI/GP Thomas Chabot 23:56 Dustin Byfuglien 24:26