Game 56 Preview: Carolina Hurricanes @ Ottawa Senators

Let’s give them a celebration dance of our own

After two very convincing and entertaining wins, the Sens are back to wrap up their 3-game home stand against the Carolina Hurricanes. The talk of the week has been the Sens decision to dress both Duchene and Stone; risking them getting injured before the trade deadline. I don’t see how this is an option at all, considering the message it would send would contradict their constant talks that negotiations are ongoing.

Guy Boucher decided to stick with the winning lineup tonight; which means we will be seeing Anders Nilsson in net again.

Sens projected Lineup:

Dzingel - Duchene - Ryan
Tkachuk - White - Stone
Smith - Pageau - Paajarvi
Balcers - Tierney

Chabot - DeMelo
Lajoie - Ceci
Borowiecki - Jaros

Nilsson (starter)

Game Notes:

  • It seems Craig Anderson is injured again as Gustavsson has been called up from Belleville; will keep an eye out if he actually does get to play a game. Although Andy is expected to join the team on the road trip.
  • Both Mark Stone and Matt Duchene have had 5 points in the past 3 games; look to see them continue their streaks as they await their fate here in Ottawa.
  • Teuvo Teravainen is one point away from 200; so obviously he will score tonight.
  • The Hurricanes lead the league with shots per game, so this should be a fun night for our defense./

Game Stats (via and naturalstattrick):

Team Stats

OttawaSenatorsDetroitRed Wings

Player Stats

GoalsMark Stone, Matt Duchene26Mark Scheifele30
AssistsThomas Chabot33Blake Wheeler56
PointsMark Stone57Mark Scheifele, Blake Wheeler68
ShotsMark Stone, Thomas Chabot137Patrik Laine191
TOI/GPThomas Chabot23:56Dustin Byfuglien24:26

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