Game 56 Preview & Open Thread: Ottawa Senators @ Colorado Avalanche

A rematch five days in the making

The Senators wrap up their mini road trip with a visit to the Colorado Avalanche tonight. Ottawa will be looking to exact a bit of revenge from last Thursday’s loss, as well as snap a five game winless streak. Colorado, on the other hand, will be looking to make up more ground on the division lead.

D.J. Smith confirmed that the lineup will remain the same as it was on Saturday. No word if that includes the choice of starting goaltender.

Tkachuk - Pageau - Brown
Namestnikov - Tierney - Duclair
Ennis - White - Batherson
Paul - Anisimov - Boedker

Chabot - DeMelo
Reilly - Zaitsev
Hainsey - Goloubef

Anderson (starter)

Game Notes

  • From the other side of the ice, Nazem Kadri is out “weeks, not days” after an apparent leg injury in Sunday’s game
  • Kadri isn’t the only C on a contender to go down to injury this week. Not good news for those teams, and might not be good news if you’re on “Team Keep Pageau” if those teams go looking for some rental help
  • With no lineup changes, Mikkel Boedker will be appearing in his 700th career NHL game tonight
  • Let’s hope for a better start tonight than last Thursday, when it took two power plays and most of a period for the Sens to get their first shot on goal
  • It is Colorado’s first home game in over three weeks. Between that and the waxing they gave Ottawa last week, the Sens might be able to catch them napping
  • It’s a 9pm EST start, on TSN5 and RDS/

Here’s some pre-game stats, courtesy of and Natural Stat Trick:

Player Stats

OttawaSenatorsLos AngelesKings
GoalsAnthony Duclair23Anze Kopitar21
AssistsThomas Chabot33Anze Kopitar41
PointsBrady Tkachuk43Anze Kopitar62
ShotsBrady Tkachuk258Jeff Carter182
TOI/GPThomas Chabot26:02Drew Doughty25:51

Team Stats

Goals against/GP3.3228th2.685th
Shots against/GP33.629th32.322nd
Powerplay %14.628th18.820th
Penalty Kill %78.820th82.87th
Corsi % (5v5, Score and Venue Adjusted)47.2327th48.0726th
Fenwick % (5v5, SVA)47.7127th48.1924th

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