Game 51 Hub: Ottawa Senators @ Chicago Blackhawks

We finally found Maxence Guenette aaaannnd he's gone...

Game 51 Hub: Ottawa Senators @ Chicago Blackhawks
Photo by Christopher Alvarenga / Unsplash

Let's be real, it felt like it was only a matter of time before Joonas Korpisalo turned back into a pumpkin. But did it have to happen against the Anaheim Ducks? A .750 will submarine you against any team.

The Chicago Blackhawks are perhaps even easier competition, having lost 9 of their last 10, but to most teams, the Ottawa Senators are as well. And the Sens haven't beaten Chicago since Guy Boucher was head coach — back when Boucher was still a popular figure with Sens fans. Unless these highly-paid players are okay with being the faces of a lottery team yet again, they should hopefully be on their A-game today.

Puck drop is set for 3:00 pm EST, and the game is available on TSN5 and TSN 1200.

Jake Sanderson and Artem Zub are expected to return to the lineup today, and I'll assume Anton Forsberg starts in goal. Here are the projected lines:


Game 51 Senators Blackhawks
Category Player # Player #
Goals Brady Tkachuk 25 Jason Dickinson 16
Assists Tim Stützle 36 Phillip Kurashev 20
Points Stützle, Giroux 47 Connor Bedard 34
Shots Brady Tkachuk 218 Connor Bedard 122
Time on Ice/GP Thomas Chabot 24:19 Seth Jones 25:33
Game 51 Senators Blackhawks
Category # Rank # Rank
Goals/GP 3.38 8th 2.06 32nd
Goals Against/GP 3.62 30th 3.52 29th
Shots/GP 32.6 8th 26.4 31st
Shots Against/GP 30.5 19th 32.3 27th
Powerplay % 15.8 24th 12.3 32nd
Penalty Kill % 74.1 31st 77.8 23rd
Corsi % (5v5 SVA) 49.81 19th 42.60 31st
xGF % (5v5 SVA) 48.65 23rd 41.28 31st

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