Game 9 Hub: Ottawa Senators vs Los Angeles Kings

Can the Sens start the Staios era with a victory?

Game 9 Hub: Ottawa Senators vs Los Angeles Kings
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At 4-4-0, the Ottawa Senators are in last place in the Atlantic. Meaning they're on pace for 41-41-0, and 82 points in the standings, missing the playoffs by a long shot.

At +6, the Ottawa Senators have the third-best goal differential in the Atlantic. Meaning they're on pace for a +61 goal differential, virtually a lock to make the playoffs.

What a strange team. Here's how they'll line up against the Los Angeles Kings tonight – an identical lineup from Saturday:

Game Notes:

  • Depth scoring is greatly improved so far this year for the Sens, with 8 forwards with at least 4 points. The top line of Brady Tkachuk, Tim Stutzle, and Claude Giroux are each at least a point per game, as are Vladimir Tarasenko and Josh Norris. Ridly Greig and Mathieu Joseph have 7 each, and Jakob Chychrun is leading the way on defense with 8.
  • Goaltending, on the other hand, has been a mixed bag. Both Anton Forsberg and Joonas Korpisalo have run hot and cold this season. Korpisalo will get his third-straight start after stopping 41 of 43 against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
  • The Kings, coming off a 4-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Halloween (a Leafs loss, the least-scary thing imaginable, go figure.), are sitting at 5-2-2 and also have several players producing at a decent clip, including 2020 2nd-overall pick Quinton Byfield, with 6 points in 9 games.
  • Sens 2014 second-rounder Andreas Englund, who has hopped around quite a bit as a depth defenseman in the NHL, scored his first NHL goal in that 4-1 victory and now has appeared to settle into a longer-term role with the Kings, with 3 points in 9 games thus far.
  • Cam Talbot is 4-2-1 with a .914 save percentage. Expect him to get the start against Ottawa. Which is just great if you know what former goalies tend to do to the Senators.
  • Tonight's game is scheduled for 7:00 pm EST, available on RDS, TSN5, and TSN1200.


  • From and
Game 9 Ottawa Senators Los Angeles Kings
Category Player # Player #
Goals Brady Tkachuk 6 Trevor Moore 5
Assists Tim Stutzle 8 Kevin Fiala 11
Points Tim Stutzle 10 Kevin Fiala 12
Shots Brady Tkachuk 33 Adrian Kempe 30
Time on Ice/GP Thomas Chabot 24:19 Ivan Provorov 26:16
Game 9 Ottawa Senators Los Angeles Kings
Category # Rank # Rank
Goals/GP 4.00 3rd 4.33 1st
Goals Against/GP 3.25 20th 3.22 19th
Shots/GP 34.5 3rd 32.4 13th
Shots Against/GP 29.9 13th 27.9 4th
Powerplay % 21.1 13th 17.5 17th
Penalty Kill % 75.9 21st 84.4 9th
Corsi % (5v5 SVA) 49.91 15th 55.30 6th
xGF % (5v5 SVA) 47.81 23rd 55.87 5th

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