Game 70 Preview & Open Thread: Ottawa Senators @ Anaheim Ducks

The California trip continues

Remember when the California trip was considered the toughest three game stretch on any eastern team’s schedule? Now they’re sitting third last through fifth last.

The only roster change is the return of Marcus Hogberg. With him rejoining the team, Filip Gustavsson has been returned to Belleville. No skate today, but here were yesterday’s lines:

Tkachuk - White - Ryan
Balcers - Tierney - Brown
Duclair - Paul - Hawryluk
Boedker - Peca - Sabourin

Chabot - Hainsey
Reilly - Zaitsev
Wolanin - Englund


Game Notes

  • Due to the Coronavirus the NHL cancelled overseas travel for league business, and put a two week quarantine policy in place for personal travel overseas by league staff. This does not apply to team staff, with the NHL leaving that up to each team to decide - which brings up the question of Marcus Hogberg. Hogberg’s return to the team came the same day as Sweden announced their first case that can’t be linked to travel or to contact with a previous patient
  • Chris Tierney scored against his old team... your turn, Bobby Ryan
  • Spare a moment for Gus, having to bail back to Belleville in the middle of the California trip
  • Anaheim is the only team to have a less successful power play and penalty kill than Ottawa does
  • It’s a 10pm start, on TSN5 and RDS/

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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