Game 40 Preview: Ottawa Senators @ Columbus Blue Jackets

Sens try to ring in the new year without a (cannon) bang

The Ottawa Senators ride into Columbus to close out 2018, hoping to put the brakes on a four game and (thanks to the holiday break) two week losing streak.

They do it still bitten hard by the injury bug, with the same roster as Saturday’s game. That doesn’t mean no lineup changes though, as Boucher made a major shuffle to the lines during practice yesterday and stuck with the new lines for today’s morning skate:



Hogberg (Starter)

Game Notes

  • Ryan Dzingel slotted in to the fourth line?
  • He took the L on Saturday, but Marcus Hogberg did enough to get his second NHL start tonight
  • The Senators can officially sign Mark Stone at midnight, though if it’s going to happen quickly it probably won’t be until later in the week at the earliest
  • The Sens played decently in three of the four losses - but after going into a deep and early hole
  • The Sens PK might stand a chance, because WOW is that Blue Jackets PP having a rough go this season/

Team Stats

CategoryOttawaSenatorsColumbusBlue Jackets
Goals Against/GP3.9231st3.0319th
Shots Against/GP37.431st30.58th
Powerplay %21.811th13.430th
Penalty Kill %74.528th79.216th
Corsi (5v5, Score & Venue Adjusted)42.9131st49.8615th
Fenwick (5v5, SVA)43.2531st51.4211th

Player Stats

GoalsMark Stone18Cam Atkinson23
AssistsThomas Chabot28Artemi Panarin29
PointsMark Stone43Artemi Panarin41
ShotsThomas Chabot100Cam Atkinson149
TOI/GPThomas Chabot23:52Seth Jones26:18

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