Game 46 Hub: Ottawa Senators vs Nashville Predators

Back to square zero...

Game 46 Hub: Ottawa Senators vs Nashville Predators
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No matter how many high-danger chances the Sens allow, they can't get the saves they need to win hockey games. Jonathan Quick, a mere couple of days from his expiry date, stopped 9 of 10 high-danger chances. Joonas Korpisalo and Mads Søgaard stopped 7 of 11.

At the very least, maybe that game can serve as a lesson in maturity for captain Brady Tkachuk. Up 2-0, there's no reason to drop the gloves with any opposing player, let alone Connor Mackey, who's spent most of the season in the minors. I could understand if the hit on Tim Stützle was dirty, but it wasn't aside from being somewhat away from the puck.

It's also funny to see this right after we all thought he avoided fighting Arber Xhekaj because he didn't want to sit in the box for five minutes after a scrap against a bad hockey player.

When the captain came out of the penalty box, the Rangers had the lead and momentum. I'd pin this loss mostly on him if it weren't for Korpisalo. Oh, and the dEfeNsIvE sTruCtuRe, I guess. We know they won't get the saves against the Nashville Predators tonight, but maybe if they outshoot them 47-16 or something, they'll lose in a shootout!

Here are the projected lines:


Game 46 Senators Predators
Category # Rank # Rank
Goals/GP 3.33 11th 2.98 19th
Goals Against/GP 3.67 30th 3.10 17th
Shots/GP 32.8 8th 30.7 17th
Shots Against/GP 30.6 19th 30.0 14th
Powerplay % 16.3 23rd 19.4 20th
Penalty Kill % 73.7 28th 27th 28th
Corsi % (5v5 SVA) 50.08 18th 50.09 17th
xGF % (5v5 SVA) 48.69 22nd 52.33 9th
Game 46 Senators Predators
Category Player # Player #
Goals Brady Tkachuk 20 Filip Forsberg 23
Assists Tim Stützle 35 Roman Josi 32
Points Tim Stützle 45 Filip Forsberg 50
Shots Brady Tkachuk 191 Filip Forsberg 195
Time on Ice/GP Thomas Chabot 23:31 Roman Josi 24:41

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