Game 23 Preview and Open Thread: Ottawa Senators @ New York Rangers

Note to self: There are three periods.

Game Notes:

  • Injuries haven’t changed since Wednesday: Jacob Bernard-Docker and Josh Norris  remain out for Ottawa and no injuries(!) for New York.
  • Ottawa did well to avoid the penalty box for the most part in the last game. Let’s see if they can make a habit of it. They also played a relatively clean game against the Kings if you recall.
  • Ottawa and New York have inverted powerplay results as the Rangers generate more chances but the Sens convert more of theirs. On the penalty kill, the Rangers allow less and stop more.
  • At five-on-five, both teams have similar expected goals percentages but Ottawa plays a much higher event style while the Rangers prefer to keep it quiet. Surprisingly, Ottawa has had slightly better even strength goaltending to date but the Rangers have had much better shooting luck than the ice-cold Sens./

Expected and Actual Goals

Team5V5 xGF/605V5 Sh%5V5 xGA/605V5 Sv%PP xGF/60PP Sh%PK xGA/60PK Sv%
New York 2.827.682.5491.1110.4911.267.4888.24
  • Of note with New York’s special teams, Ottawa did well in limiting damage from the Rangers three most dangerous forwards but the Vincent Trochek and Barclay Goodrow lines took care of offence. We’ll see how the matchups look now that the Rangers have last change./

Where to watch/listen: TSN5, RDS, TSN1200 @7PM EST

Lines from Last Game:

Ottawa Senators

Tkachuk - Stützle - Giroux
DeBrincat - Pinto - Batherson
Motte - Brassard - Joseph
Kelly - Kastelic - Watson

Chabot - Zub
Sanderson - Hamonic
Brännström - Holden

New York Rangers

Kreider - Zibanejad - Vesey
Panarin - Chytil - Kakko
Lafreniere - Trochek - Kravtsov
Blais - Goodrow - Gauthier

Lindgren - Fox
Jones - Trouba
Miller - Schneider



Game 23OttawaSenatorsNew York Rangers
AssistsBrady Tkachuk 16Fox/Panarin19
PointsBrady Tkachuk25Fox/Panarin/Zibanejad25
ShotsBrady Tkachuk99Zibanejad 101
ATOIThomas Chabot25:58Adam Fox25:04


Game 23OttawaSenatorsNew York Rangers
Goals against20th3.359th2.76
Shots against28th33.66th28.8
Penalty Kill19th77.7%4th83.3%
Corsi (5V5SVA)12th51.8%7th52.8%
xGoals (5V5SVA)12th52.2%8th52.9%

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