Sign in with your NHL account:
  • Submit
  • Or
  • Sign in with Google
Ottawa Senators Official Website FRANÇAIS Official Site of the Ottawa Senators

ALL regular season home game TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

 BUY TICKETS > 
GAME DAY JOURNAL

Gameday Journal presented by Monarch Homes: Game 27 — Red Wings vs. Senators

Sunday, 01.12.2013 / 10:00 AM
X
Share with your Friends


Gameday Journal presented by Monarch Homes
Gameday Journal presented by Monarch Homes: Game 27 \u2014 Red Wings vs. Senators

3:35 PM: Get set for puck drop with Gord Wilson and Sens TV...

3:30 PM: Here's what Paul MacLean had to say about today's lineup...

On tonight's lineup:

Robin Lehner is going to play in goal and Patrick Wiercioch will go in and Eric Gryba will come out on the blueline. Cowen will remain out as well as Kassian.

On starting Lehner:

Robin has played well for us over the whole season and I think that it's his turn to play today. He has had success against the Red Wings the last time we played them as Craig did earlier in the season, he had success against them. We just feel that Robin gives us the best chance today.

3:15 PM: Here are tonight's projected lineups for the Sens and Red Wings...

Ottawa Senators

Forwards

MacArthur - Turris - Ryan

Michalek - Spezza - Zibanejad

Conacher - Smith - Neil

Condra - Grant - Greening

Defence

Methot - Karlsson

Phillips - Corvo

Borowiecki - Wiercioch

Goaltenders

Lehner

Anderson

Detroit Red Wings

Forwards

Nyquist - Zetterberg - Franzen

Abdelkader - Helm - Alfredsson

Miller - Andersson - Tatar

Cleary - Weiss - Samuelsson

Defence

Ericsson - Kronwall

Quincey - Smith

Lashoff - Kindl

Goaltenders

Gustavsson

Howard

2:00 PM: Today's Gameday Goodie talks with Sens goaltending coach Rick Wamsley about yesterday's coaching clinic, minor hockey and his favourite roadies as a player.

11:45 AM: Yesterday to conclude Movember, Sens TV hit the dressing room to get some final thoughts from the team's participants on the moustachioed month that was.

Take a look...

10:00 AM: Well, the day has finally come.

In what is sure to be an emotional day for all involved, the Ottawa Senators welcome back Daniel Alfredsson, the team's longtime captain, leader in virtually every meaningful statistical category and, beyond that, the player who became a synonym for the franchise itself whose impact I attempted to discuss here prior to his departure.

Needless to say, today should be a good one for fans, players and every interested party keeping an eye on things.

Beyond the narratives tied to today, this an immensely important game in the standings. The Sens are coming off of a disappointing loss to the Canucks on Thursday night and sit nine points back of Detroit in the Atlantic Division. A win at home over the Red Wings would be a good springboard before a two game Florida road swing this week.

The Wings are in the thick of things at the moment with a 13-7-7 record and have been a very strong road team with an 8-3-1 mark away from Joe Louis Arena. With two bad losses at the hands of the Senators fresh in their memory, today's game should be a highly competitive affair.

Paul MacLean will address the media at 3 PM and I'll have plenty of updates on the way including, but not limited to, lineup changes, players' thoughts on tonight's game, Sens TV updates, Instagram goodness and more.

Stay tuned!


More from Inside the Senate:Latest News/Features:

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

ATLANTIC DIVISION
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
3 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
4 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
5 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
6 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
7 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
8 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Karlsson 82 20 54 -15 74
J. Spezza 75 23 43 -26 66
K. Turris 82 26 32 22 58
C. MacArthur 79 24 31 12 55
B. Ryan 70 23 25 7 48
A. Hemsky 75 13 30 -15 43
M. Michalek 82 17 22 -25 39
M. Zibanejad 69 16 17 -15 33
M. Methot 75 6 17 0 23
P. Wiercioch 53 4 19 -1 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Anderson 25 16 8 .911 3.00
R. Lehner 12 15 6 .913 3.06