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Game 57 Preview: Ottawa Senators @ Detroit Red Wings

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Another basement battle!

Ottawa Senators v Detroit Red Wings Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

After a penalty-related third period collapse, the Sens will try to get back in the win column while visiting the also-terrible Detroit Red Wings.

Mark Borowiecki remained in Ottawa for a MRI after taking a Christian Jaros shot off of his foot against Carolina. Darren Archibald and Cody Goloubef have been called up again, and Boucher has confirmed that one of them will play. Craig Anderson is on the trip with the team, but won’t dress tonight. Anders Nilsson gets his fourth consecutive start, with Filip Gustavsson backing up.

Despite a morning skate, nobody seems to have listed the lines. Might be due to the decision between Archibald and 12-6 or Goloubef and 11-7.

Game Notes

  • A milestone game at the other end of the ice, with Jimmy Howard recording career game 500
  • If you’re basement-watching, a regulation win tonight would put the Wings within reach of the Sens (2 points back with a game in hand)
  • On the flip side, 24-2-0 might be enough to make the playoff cut!
  • Looks like basically the entire Sens Hockey Ops department on the list to attend tonight’s Avs-Jets game
  • Dylan Larkin really likes to shoot the puck

Game Stats (via nhl.com 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