Game 33 Preview and Open Thread: Ottawa Senators vs Vancouver Canucks

Looking for another great effort from the Sens

After a near perfect game on Monday night, the Sens are back at it again with the Vancouver Canucks. The Senators did everything they could on Monday and only came out with a point but I can’t say anyone was complaining much. Joey Daccord had another fantastic game and with Murray out with an injury, we may be seeing more of him in the next few games. Pierre Dorion claimed a goalie off wavers today indicating that Daccord should be prepared for a long string of games. Exciting for both him and the fans.

The Vancouver Canucks barely showed up to the last game and I expect them to have a much stronger game tonight. The Sens will need to come out strong to make sure they give no breathing room for the Canucks to get into the game. They can’t have a hot goalie situation twice in a row so if the Sens continue with a high shooting game, they may breakthrough.

Tkachuk - Norris - C. Brown
Paul - White - Dadonov
Stützle - Tierney - Batherson
Dzingel - Bishop - Watson

Chabot - Zaitsev
Reilly - Zub
Wolanin - Gudbranson


Game Notes

  • The Sens are not going to win many games if they keep letting power play opportunities go to waste. With the amount of talent on the PP units, it’s frustrating to see the lack of production.
  • Colin White got his redemption goal last game after being responsible for the goal against in the first period. Thomas Chabot had a horrendous line change which ultimately lead to the Canucks OT winner, should we expect a GWG from Chabot tonight?
  • Stützle and Batherson should never be separated, it’s pure science that they were meant to play together. Now Tierney in between, I don’t know. Is this the best you can do Smith?
  • I have tried defending Gudbranson before, but it’s evident at this point that he is becoming more of a liability every game. He makes plays that make no sense and often ruins the momentum of plays instead of contributing to them.
  • Austin Watson was a questionable acquisition but he has slowly proven that he can still contribute in a big way and his blocked shot last game that hit his neck really earned him more respect.
  • Tim Stützle is losing some ground in the rookie scoring race (7 points off total points and 4 goals off the lead). He has been playing fantastic hockey so the points and the Calder cup are not important but just nice to have. I say it’s time we see a Stützle hat trick, don’t you all agree?
  • You can catch the game tonight at 7PM on Sportsnet, RDS or Listen Live at TSN1200/

Team Stats

Game 56OttawaSenatorsTorontoMaple Leafs
Goals Against/GP3.3828th2.597th
Shots Against/GP32.127th27.95th
Powerplay %15.926th20.316th
Penalty Kill %78.921st77.724th
Corsi % (5v5 SVA)48.521st50.9211th
xGF % (5v5 SVA)50.1822nd55.282nd

Player Stats

Game 56OttawaSenatorsTorontoMaple Leafs
GoalsConnor Brown20Auston Matthews40
AssistsThomas Chabot25Mitch Marner47
PointsBrady Tkachuk35Mitch Marner67
ShotsBrady Tkachuk214Auston Matthews214
Time on Ice/GPThomas Chabot26:17Morgan Rielly23:41

Not everyone can afford to pay for sports coverage right now, and that is why we will keep as much of the site's content free for as long as we can.

But if you are able to, please consider subscribing to help keep our articles free (and get a few extra perks).

Erik Condra
  • Ability to comment and participate in our community
  • Twice monthly newsletter available only to subscribers
  • Ad-free reading
  • Our undying love and appreciation
Brady Tkachuk
  • Everything from the Erik Condra tier
  • 10% discount on all merch
  • Access to any future paywalled content
  • A personal thank-you from the Silver Seven staff
Daniel Alfredsson
  • Everything from the Brady Tkachuk tier
  • Inner peace knowing you are supporting quality, independent coverage of your favourite sports team