– Game Day- Senators Host Golden Knights

While the media continues to obsess over that time a bunch of Ottawa Senators talked about their penalty kill, the players have turned their attention back to the whole hockey playing thing.

They roughed up the New Jersey Devils pretty good on Tuesday night, sending a strong message that they will not let this latest sideshow become a distraction. Led by Captain-elect Mark Stone and his developing mustache, the Senators turned in what was probably their best effort of the season a couple nights ago.

They’ll look to build on that when they play host to the Las Vegas Posse tonight at the Canadian Tire Centre.

See the thing about this Vegas team is I really want to see them lose. And lose a lot.

As great a story as they were last year, it hardly seems fair that they were able to skip the first couple years of expansion team pain that we endured here in Ottawa. Sure they had similarly dorky pregame ceremonies (that everybody liked for some reason) but where was the 38 game road losing streak?!

Actually, they’ve lost three straight on the road. Only 35 more to go!

Anyway, enough about them.

The Senators are expected to go with a similar line up to the one they used the other night against New Jersey.


Y’all remember that little shit-disturbing teenager don’t you? You know, the guy who sits 11th in rookie scoring despite only play four games. Yea, he might play tonight. Tkachuk was a regular participant in practice yesterday which seems to suggest he’s ready to go. And if he isn’t, I pity the poor soul that has to tell him as much.

Seems like 11/7 is a good bet with Mark Borowiecki likely drawing back in.  Bobby Ryan and Craig Anderson both missed yesterday practice so we won’t know their status until later this morning.

Here’s how they lined up at practice yesterday.



Craig Anderson is expected to start in goal tonight because Damian Rhodes is busy. Puck drop is scheduled for just after 7:30 PM.

The game is available on TSN5, RDS2, TSN1200 and if you really want to send a message, go to the game, log into the stadium wifi and stream it LIVE on your phone. It would cost them a fortune.

Now everyone gather round the SensChirp Table. Cicero, will you please say grace?

Record 6-8-1 (13 pts) 6-6-3 (15 pts)
Goals For 2.20 (31st) 3.47 (5th)
Goals Against 2.73 (10th) 4.13 (31st)
Power Play 11.8% (31st) 27.1% (6th)
Penalty Kill 82.5% (9th) 70.0% (28th)
Shots For 33.7 (5th) 28.9 (26th)
Shots Against 24.9 (2nd) 39.1 (31st)
Leading Scorers Marshmallow- 13 pts
Other Karlsson- 10 pts
Haula- 7 pts
Chabot- 20 pts
Stone- 18 pts
Duchene- 15 pts
Starting Goalies Marc-Andre Fleury
2.47 GAA, .901 sv%
Craig Anderson
3.56 GAA, .909 sv%

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Author: SensChirp