Gameday Journal presented by Monarch Homes: Game 74 — Flames vs. Senators
3:10 PM: Get set for puck drop with Gord Wilson and Sens TV.
3:00 PM: Here are today's projected lineups for the Sens and Flames.
Hemsky - Spezza - Michalek
MacArthur - Turris - Stone
Hoffman - Zibanejad - Condra
Kassian - Smith - Neil
Methot - Karlsson
Wiercioch - Ceci
Cowen - Gryba
Glencross - Stajan - Hudler
Cammalleri - Backlund - Byron
Agostino - Monahan - Colborne
Westgarth - Bouma - McGrattan
Giordano - Brodie
Russell - Butler
Billins - Wotherspoon
2:45 PM: Paul MacLean spoke to the media prior to Sunday's game against the Flames. Here's what he had to say...
On the lineup:
Colin Greening has a lower body thing that's acting up on him so he's going to be out and Matt Kassian will go in for him... I think he (Phillips) is available to play and we're still having some debate on it. We'll see at the game time if we actually decide to make a change or not. The goaltender is Robin Lehner.
On the last matchup against Calgary:
It might come up today at some point. The Flames are playing very well, they're working hard as a group, as a team, they're playing a very good team game, they're playing very competitively. That's what they did to us a month ago and we have to expect they're going to do that again today. We have to make sure we have our work clothes on today and that we're here to work.
On if the Calgary loss was especially disappointing:
I think it wasn't a good effort. It came right after the Heritage Classic game and Red Wing game right after the Olympic break and they outworked us. They deserved to win.
1:15 PM: Today's Gameday Goodie talks to Sens goaltending coach and former Calgary Flames goaltender Rick Wamsley. Take a look...
10:30 AM: The Ottawa Senators get back at it today when they host the Calgary Flames at Canadian Tire Centre.
The Senators are coming off of a 5-3 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday night. Goals from Erik Condra, Cody Ceci, Milan Michalek, Kyle Turris and Clarke MacArthur provided the offence for the Sens while Craig Anderson turned aside 46 shots in his return to the goal.
The Flames are 31-36-7 in 74 games played this season which is good for 69 points and sixth place in the Pacific Division of the Western Conference. They have put together a record of 13-18-4 away from home.
The Senators fell by a 4-1 score in the lone game between these two teams earlier this month.
Paul MacLean will provide his updates to the media at 2:30 PM and I'll have plenty of updates to follow including, but not limited to, lineup changes, players' thoughts, Sens TV content, Instagram goodness and more.
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