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Auld to face Flyers tonight

Goaltender makes second straight start between the pipes for Senators

Saturday, 04.04.2009 / 11:07 AM / Features
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Auld to face Flyers tonight
Alex Auld gets the call to make his second straight start in goal as the Ottawa Senators face off against the Philadelphia Flyers tonight (7 p.m., CBC, Team 1200) in their third-last home game of the 2008-09 season.

Auld, who boasts a 3-1-0 record and a 2.83 goals-against-average in five career games against Philadelphia, comes off a 2-1 loss to the Bruins in Boston on Thursday.

"They're a very deep team," said Senators head coach Cory Clouston following the team's morning skate (listen to full interview here - MP3 file). "They've got three lines and a fourth line that's very effective that can score goals. They're a physical team, a big strong team. So a big challenge for us."

Meanwhile, it's a milestone night for Senators centre Jason Spezza, who suits up for his 400th career National Hockey League game.

"It flies by, especially if you have a couple of years where you don't miss games," Spezza said of his achievement. "This year, I haven't missed any games, so you get closer and closer to your milestones. It comes quick. It doesn't feel like yesterday but it definitely comes quick."

Earlier this season, Spezza recorded his 400th career point. He now has 146 goals and 268 assists in six seasons with the Senators.

Around the boards

Christoph Schubert returns to the lineup as a forward, with Shean Donovan sitting out tonight's game ...  Defenceman Chris Campoli is on a two-game point streak, registering a goal and assist ... The Senators' last win against Philadelphia at home was back on Nov. 6 (4-1), and the Flyers' last victory in Ottawa came Nov. 24, 2007 (4-3) ... There are currently fewer than 1,000 tickets remaining for tonight's game.



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ATLANTIC DIVISION
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 TBL 50 31 15 4 163 132 66
2 MTL 47 31 13 3 127 108 65
3 DET 49 28 12 9 145 128 65
4 BOS 49 26 16 7 131 123 59
5 FLA 46 21 15 10 114 129 52
6 TOR 50 22 24 4 144 155 48
7 OTT 47 19 19 9 129 134 47
8 BUF 49 14 32 3 92 174 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
B. Ryan 44 13 22 5 35
E. Karlsson 47 11 22 -8 33
K. Turris 47 9 21 -9 30
M. Stone 45 11 15 8 26
M. Hoffman 44 16 9 17 25
C. MacArthur 46 13 12 -9 25
M. Zibanejad 45 12 12 -1 24
D. Legwand 45 7 12 -4 19
A. Chiasson 44 8 10 -8 18
M. Michalek 43 6 9 -7 15
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Anderson 13 11 7 .927 2.37
R. Lehner 6 8 2 .900 3.21