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Murray sets new line combinations at practice

Tuesday, 14.11.2006 / 12:00 AM / News
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Murray sets new line combinations at practice
Senators forward Antoine Vermette, above, was moved onto a line with Jason Spezza and Dany Heatley at today's practice.

by Todd Anderson

There was a new look to the Senators' lineup at today's practice at Scotiabank Place. In preparation for tomorrow's game in Buffalo against the Sabres, head coach Bryan Murray had four new combinations with his forward lines.

The lines included Dany Heatley-Jason Spezza-Antoine Vermette, Peter Schaefer-Dean McAmmond-Daniel Alfredsson, Chris Neil-Mike Fisher-Patrick Eaves and Denis Hamel-Chris Kelly-Brian McGrattan.

"We're probably going to start that way (tomorrow)," Murray said after practice today. "Alfie will probably be flipped around a bit, depending on what we face. He'll be the flexible guy that could move in and out of the Spezza-Heatley line."

With a 6-10-1 start to this season, Murray has been spending a lot of time analyzing different combinations with his forwards.

"I'm impatient. I'm frustrated. I want to win," Murray said. "I came to Ottawa for one reason, and that was to have a good hockey team."


Among the best
After Monday night's NHL action, Senators forward Chris Neil found himself atop the NHL standings in hits with 64. Defenceman Anton Volchenkov was also among the league's best in blocking shots. He was tied for second, with Atlanta Thrasher Greg deVries with 58. Thrasher Andy Sutton is first in the NHL with 79.

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STANDINGS

ATLANTIC DIVISION
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 63 41 17 5 171 139 87
2 TBL 65 39 20 6 213 171 84
3 DET 61 35 15 11 180 159 81
4 BOS 62 31 22 9 165 161 71
5 FLA 64 28 23 13 156 181 69
6 OTT 61 27 23 11 173 166 65
7 TOR 64 26 33 5 173 195 57
8 BUF 64 19 40 5 123 215 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Karlsson 61 15 33 2 48
B. Ryan 57 16 31 10 47
K. Turris 61 15 28 -5 43
M. Hoffman 58 23 17 25 40
M. Stone 59 15 24 10 39
M. Zibanejad 59 16 18 4 34
C. MacArthur 53 13 13 -10 26
M. Michalek 56 11 14 -2 25
D. Legwand 59 8 14 -4 22
A. Chiasson 55 9 12 -8 21
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Anderson 13 11 7 .927 2.37
R. Lehner 9 12 3 .905 3.02