Game 65 Preview and Open Thread: Vancouver Canucks @ Ottawa Senators

It’s the annual Senators Foundation Telethon game

The Senators are back on home ice for an all-Canadian team match-up against the Vancouver Canucks

Filip Chlapik was sent back down to Belleville yesterday, dressing for their game last night. With Colin White apparently still not ready to go, it’s Josh Norris getting the call-up for tonight’s game in Ottawa. Here are your lines from the morning skate:

Tkachuk - Norris - Ryan
Balcers - Tierney - Brown
Paul - Anisimov - Hawryluk
Boedker - Peca - Sabourin

Chabot - Hainsey
Reilly - Zaitsev
Englund - Jaros

Hogberg (starter)

Game Notes

  • Looks like Bobby Ryan will be in the starting lineup. Love to see it
  • Tonight is the third game in a row where the opponent is a bubble team that should be hungry for a win. The Canucks are in a playoff spot right now, but only with four points of padding
  • Brady Tkachuk won’t just be lining up with good friend Josh Norris, but also against another good friend in Quinn Hughes. That could make for some fun battles around the Vancouver net
  • It’s the annual Sens Foundation telethon tonight
  • It’s a 7:30 start, on TSN5 and RDS2 in the Sens broadcast region, and Sportsnet Pacific for the west coast viewers
  • On the radio side of things, tonight marks the return of Gord Wilson to TSN1200’s broadcast. Gord suffered a minor heart attack earlier this month, but has made a quick recovery and will be back in the broadcast booth tonight/

Here are some statistics, with most metrics from, except for Corsi% and xGF% from

Player Stats

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

Team Stats

OttawaSenatorsLos AngelesKings
Goals against/GP3.3630th3.0014th
Shots against/GP33.529th29.86th
Powerplay %14.331st16.926th
Penalty Kill %76.126th77.126th
Corsi % (5v5, Score and Venue Adjusted)48.2526th53.134th
xGF% (5v5, SVA)49.7419th51.948th

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