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Game 72 Preview and Open Thread: Winnipeg Jets @ Ottawa Senators

Sens continue to play the spoiler role

NHL: APR 05 Senators at Canadiens Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

After a forgettable showing last night, the Sens have a chance to quickly erase that New York performance from our memory. They face the Winnipeg Jets at home tonight, a team that is desperately trying to keep the playoff fight alive but the uphill battle is getting steep. The Jets cannot afford to lose the game and the Sens will want to play the spoiler role tonight and fight off a very hungry and determined team.

The good news is that Tim Stützle seems ready to return as the Sens re-assigned Mark Kastelic back to the Belleville Senators this morning.

The lineup as per TSN1200 after the warmup skate:

Game Notes

  • With Stützle set to return, let’s hope the team isn’t just rushing him back because at this point, it’s just not worth it.
  • Will Watson continue to produce offensively? He’s been a good surprise the past few games and the Sens need as much support as they can get
  • The Jets struggle on the PK so the Sens will want to keep their feet moving and draw as many penalties as they can, maybe facing a team that isn’t doing well on the PK may spark their own powerplay
  • You can catch the game tonight at 7:30 on TSN5, RDS or listen live on TSN1200

Game Stats

Player Stats

Game 75 Ottawa Senators Seattle Kraken
Game 75 Ottawa Senators Seattle Kraken
Category Player # Player #
Goals Josh Norris 33 Jared McCann 25
Assists Tim Stützle 32 Yanni Gourde 26
Points Brady Tkachuk 59 Jared McCann, Yanni Gourde (tied) 43
Shots Brady Tkachuk 261 Jared McCann 174
Time on Ice/GP Thomas Chabot (inj.) 26:23 Adam Larsson 22:10

Team Stats

Game 75 Ottawa Senators Seattle Kraken
Game 75 Ottawa Senators Seattle Kraken
Category # Rank # Rank
Goals/GP 2.71 26th 2.57 29th
Goals Against/GP 3.23 23rd 3.47 24th
Shots/GP 30.3 20th 28.8 31st
Shots Against/GP 33.2 25th 29.1 5th
Powerplay % 19.7 21st 14.3 29th
Penalty Kill % 80.5 13th 75.1 26th
Corsi % (5v5 SVA) 47.91 21st 49.03 19th
xGF % (5v5 SVA) 47.10 24th 47.34 23rd