Game 40 Preview and Open Thread: Nashville Predators at Ottawa Senators

Sens look to bounce back before hitting the road

The Ottawa Senators need to burn the tape of the last game and move on. In the (likely) event that the video is only stored digitally and not actually on tape, put it on tape and then burn it and move on.

No changes to the lines in today’s morning skate compared to going in to Saturday’s game. A decision on a starting goaltender will be made later today - personally, I think starting a goaltender is probably a good idea that should have been done on Saturday as well.

Joking aside, Cam Talbot wasn’t at morning skate which often has been the sign of the starter.

Game Notes

  • Broken record time: Ottawa’s power play continues to impress, while the 5 on 5 results continue to lag the 5 on 5 play
  • It’s going to be a tough game to try to bring the 5 on 5 scoring in line with the expected goals. Juuse Saros sits second in the league for 5v5 goals saved above expected. His season long average is 0.72 extra goals saved per 60 minutes of 5 on 5, almost doubling to 1.41 per 60 since the start of December
  • Tim Stützle is on a heater right now. 12 points (8G, 4A) in a seven game point streak, with seven of those points (5G, 2A) coming at 5 on 5
  • Alex DeBrincat has cooled, however. He’s been held off the score board since the calendar flipped to 2023, after putting up points in 13 of the 14 games last month
  • Note the unusual start time and TV channel for a Monday night game: It is a 7:30pm start on Sportsnet One/


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Team Stats

Game 40OttawaSenatorsNashvillePredators
Goals Against/GP3.1817th3.0016th
Shots Against/GP32.021st34.129th
Powerplay %28.14th18.028th
Penalty Kill %82.26th79.414th
Corsi % (5v5 SVA)51.0616th49.3621st
xGF % (5v5 SVA)51.1216th49.4420th

Player Stats

Game 40OttawaSenatorsNashvillePredators
GoalsTim Stützle18Filip Forsberg15
AssistsBrady Tkachuk26Roman Josi22
PointsBrady Tkachuk40Filip Forsberg34
ShotsBrady Tkachuk169Roman Josi161
Time on Ice/GPThomas Chabot26:12Roman Josi25:12

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