Game 3 Preview & Open Thread: St Louis Blues at Ottawa Senators

The defending champs come to town

The Ottawa Senators are back on the ice tonight after a four day break, easing back into things against... Oh, the defending cup champion St. Louis Blues.

No morning skate today, but based on yesterday here are the expected lines courtesy TSN1200.



Nilsson (starter)

Game Notes

  • Russian the rebuild: the Senators are dressing four Russian players tonight, the highest in the league right now, after seemingly avoiding them for 6 12 seasons.
  • The kids are AHL-right: After Drake Batherson and Filip Chlapik were sent down, it looks like the team’s youth movement will be mostly in the AHL for now. Tonight’s roster is older on average than last year’s Senators roster - and not just because the players are all a year older.
  • Special Team Blues: The Senators aren’t the only team to allow more goals while on the power play than they’ve scored, or the only team to not score a power play goal... but they are the only team to do both. Also tied up for the league’s 3rd worst penalty kill./


All stats from, except Corsi/Fenwick from

Player Stats

OttawaSenatorsVegasGolden Knights
GoalsBrady Tkachuk/Vladislav Namestnikov2Mark Stone/Reilly Smith5
AssistsJean-Gabriel Pageau/Connor Brown3William Karlsson7
PointsJean-Gabriel Pageau/Vladislav Namestnikov4Mark Stone10
ShotsBrady Tkachuk/Anthony Duclair17Max Pacioretty28
Time On IceThomas Chabot26:00Shea Theodore21:44

Team Stats

OttawaSenatorsVegasGolden Knights
Goals against/GP3.8026th2.7110th
Shots against/GP33.023rd33.325th
Powerplay %0.031st29.27th
Penalty Kill %81.815th92.62nd
Corsi % (5v5, Score and Venue Adjusted)47.1622nd51.3510th
Fenwick % (5v5, SVA)47.9522nd50.9814th

Puck drop is shortly after 7:30. You can watch on TSN5 and RDS Info, or listen on TSN1200.

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