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Game 65 Preview and Open Thread: Vancouver Canucks @ Ottawa Senators

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It’s the annual Senators Foundation Telethon game

NHL: Ottawa Senators at Vancouver Canucks Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports

The Senators are back on home ice for an all-Canadian team match-up against the Vancouver Canucks

Filip Chlapik was sent back down to Belleville yesterday, dressing for their game last night. With Colin White apparently still not ready to go, it’s Josh Norris getting the call-up for tonight’s game in Ottawa. Here are your lines from the morning skate:

Tkachuk - Norris - Ryan
Balcers - Tierney - Brown
Paul - Anisimov - Hawryluk
Boedker - Peca - Sabourin

Chabot - Hainsey
Reilly - Zaitsev
Englund - Jaros

Hogberg (starter)
Anderson

Game Notes

  • Looks like Bobby Ryan will be in the starting lineup. Love to see it
  • Tonight is the third game in a row where the opponent is a bubble team that should be hungry for a win. The Canucks are in a playoff spot right now, but only with four points of padding
  • Brady Tkachuk won’t just be lining up with good friend Josh Norris, but also against another good friend in Quinn Hughes. That could make for some fun battles around the Vancouver net
  • It’s the annual Sens Foundation telethon tonight
  • It’s a 7:30 start, on TSN5 and RDS2 in the Sens broadcast region, and Sportsnet Pacific for the west coast viewers
  • On the radio side of things, tonight marks the return of Gord Wilson to TSN1200’s broadcast. Gord suffered a minor heart attack earlier this month, but has made a quick recovery and will be back in the broadcast booth tonight

Here are some statistics, with most metrics from NHL.com, except for Corsi% and xGF% from NaturalStatTrick.com:

Player Stats

Ottawa Senators Los Angeles Kings
Ottawa Senators Los Angeles Kings
Category Player # Player #
Goals Anthony Duclair 23 Anze Kopitar 21
Assists Thomas Chabot 33 Anze Kopitar 41
Points Brady Tkachuk 43 Anze Kopitar 62
Shots Brady Tkachuk 258 Jeff Carter 182
TOI/GP Thomas Chabot 26:02 Drew Doughty 25:51

Team Stats

Ottawa Senators Los Angeles Kings
Ottawa Senators Los Angeles Kings
# Rank # Rank
Goals/GP 2.69 24th 2.52 30th
Goals against/GP 3.36 30th 3.00 14th
Shots/GP 30.7 21st 33.1 5th
Shots against/GP 33.5 29th 29.8 6th
Powerplay % 14.3 31st 16.9 26th
Penalty Kill % 76.1 26th 77.1 26th
Corsi % (5v5, Score and Venue Adjusted) 48.25 26th 53.13 4th
xGF% (5v5, SVA) 49.74 19th 51.94 8th