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Game 70 Preview & Open Thread: Ottawa Senators @ Anaheim Ducks

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The California trip continues

NHL: Anaheim Ducks at Ottawa Senators Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports

Remember when the California trip was considered the toughest three game stretch on any eastern team’s schedule? Now they’re sitting third last through fifth last.

The only roster change is the return of Marcus Hogberg. With him rejoining the team, Filip Gustavsson has been returned to Belleville. No skate today, but here were yesterday’s lines:

Tkachuk - White - Ryan
Balcers - Tierney - Brown
Duclair - Paul - Hawryluk
Boedker - Peca - Sabourin

Chabot - Hainsey
Reilly - Zaitsev
Wolanin - Englund

Anderson
Hogberg

Game Notes

  • Due to the Coronavirus the NHL cancelled overseas travel for league business, and put a two week quarantine policy in place for personal travel overseas by league staff. This does not apply to team staff, with the NHL leaving that up to each team to decide - which brings up the question of Marcus Hogberg. Hogberg’s return to the team came the same day as Sweden announced their first case that can’t be linked to travel or to contact with a previous patient
  • Chris Tierney scored against his old team... your turn, Bobby Ryan
  • Spare a moment for Gus, having to bail back to Belleville in the middle of the California trip
  • Anaheim is the only team to have a less successful power play and penalty kill than Ottawa does
  • It’s a 10pm start, on TSN5 and RDS

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