Game 72 Preview and Open Thread: Winnipeg Jets @ Ottawa Senators

Sens continue to play the spoiler role

After a forgettable showing last night, the Sens have a chance to quickly erase that New York performance from our memory. They face the Winnipeg Jets at home tonight, a team that is desperately trying to keep the playoff fight alive but the uphill battle is getting steep. The Jets cannot afford to lose the game and the Sens will want to play the spoiler role tonight and fight off a very hungry and determined team.

The good news is that Tim Stützle seems ready to return as the Sens re-assigned Mark Kastelic back to the Belleville Senators this morning.

The lineup as per TSN1200 after the warmup skate:

Game Notes

  • With Stützle set to return, let’s hope the team isn’t just rushing him back because at this point, it’s just not worth it.
  • Will Watson continue to produce offensively? He’s been a good surprise the past few games and the Sens need as much support as they can get
  • The Jets struggle on the PK so the Sens will want to keep their feet moving and draw as many penalties as they can, maybe facing a team that isn’t doing well on the PK may spark their own powerplay
  • You can catch the game tonight at 7:30 on TSN5, RDS or listen live on TSN1200/

Game Stats

Player Stats

Game 75OttawaSenatorsSeattleKraken
GoalsJosh Norris33Jared McCann25
AssistsTim Stützle32Yanni Gourde26
PointsBrady Tkachuk59Jared McCann, Yanni Gourde (tied)43
ShotsBrady Tkachuk261Jared McCann174
Time on Ice/GPThomas Chabot (inj.)26:23Adam Larsson22:10

Team Stats

Game 75OttawaSenatorsSeattleKraken
Goals Against/GP3.2323rd3.4724th
Shots Against/GP33.225th29.15th
Powerplay %19.721st14.329th
Penalty Kill %80.513th75.126th
Corsi % (5v5 SVA)47.9121st49.0319th
xGF % (5v5 SVA)47.1024th47.3423rd

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