Game 6 Preview & Open Thread: Ottawa Senators at Vegas Golden Knights
After a lacklustre Thanksgiving Monday game, the Sens are taking the show on the road.
The Golden Knights aren’t quite off to the start they were hoping for with a 4-3-0 record so far, though they would be sitting in the division lead if it weren’t for the unexpectedly hot starts from Edmonton and Anaheim. The Senators, meanwhile, are off to a great start if the target is dernier pour Lafrenière.
Artem Anisimov is again a game time decision after managing just 17 minute in practice yesterday. Anders Nilsson gets the start. It’s unclear for now who will be the extra body in the press box tonight.
- Marc-Andre Fleury has started six out of seven Knights games so far this season, and came in in relief of Malcolm Subban after the 1st period of the seventh - against the team that is currently 29th in goals per game. But if you can’t trust your backup against the 2019-20 Ottawa Senators, who can you trust them against?
- Mark Stone. That is all.
- After three games with Tyler Ennis, Brady Tkachuk and Colin White are on to their fourth winger of the season with Anthony Duclair getting a shot tonight.
- It’s not all bad news with the Ottawa’s special teams. They’re still looking for their first power play goal, but the penalty kill has been trending up with a success rate over 80% and ranked in the middle of the pack. /
All stats from NHL.com, except Corsi/Fenwick from NaturalStatTrick.com
|Goals||Brady Tkachuk/Vladislav Namestnikov||2||Mark Stone/Reilly Smith||5|
|Assists||Jean-Gabriel Pageau/Connor Brown||3||William Karlsson||7|
|Points||Jean-Gabriel Pageau/Vladislav Namestnikov||4||Mark Stone||10|
|Shots||Brady Tkachuk/Anthony Duclair||17||Max Pacioretty||28|
|Time On Ice||Thomas Chabot||26:00||Shea Theodore||21:44|
|Penalty Kill %||81.8||15th||92.6||2nd|
|Corsi % (5v5, Score and Venue Adjusted)||47.16||22nd||51.35||10th|
|Fenwick % (5v5, SVA)||47.95||22nd||50.98||14th|