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Senators Blog: Silver Sevens
There are only four games left in this lost season and three games left in the history of Joe Louis Arena. Tonight, the Ottawa Senators travel for the last time to the Joe for the first half of a late season home and home.
Ottawa’s lines are based on their game Saturday against Winnipeg. Already without Erik Karlsson, who is back in Ottawa after getting injured blocking a shot, and Cody Ceci leaving the last game against Winnipeg with an injury, Ottawa called up Ben Harpur from their AHL affiliate Binghamton. Ottawa also signed and then called up their 2015 first round pick Colin White. With Ottawa on a four game losing streak, dropping them from second to a tie with Toronto for third in the division, we will likely see both in the lineup tonight as Ottawa tried to right the ship and keep Tampa Bay on the outside looking in on the playoffs.
We all know where the Red Wings are and I suspect most fans are looking to two things at this point, the last game at the Joe on Sunday against New Jersey and the start of the offseason (and rebuild).
My recommendation, find something beyond the score to watch and enjoy within the game.
|Tomas Tatar||Henrik Zetterberg||Gustav Nyquist|
|Justin Abdelkader||Dylan Larkin||Andreas Athanasiou|
|Darren Helm||Frans Nielsen||Riley Sheahan|
|Drew Miller||Tomas Nosek||Ben Street|
|Dan DeKeyser||Nick Jensen|
|Niklas Kronwall||Mike Green|
|Xavier Ouellet||Robbie Russo|
Injuries: Anthony Mantha, Luke Glendening, Ryan Sproul, Jonathan Ericsson, Johan Franzen (LTIR), Joe Vitale (LTIR)
|Ryan Dzingel||Kyle Turris||Bobby Ryan|
|Alexandre Burrows||Derrick Brassard||Mark Stone|
|Mike Hoffman||Jean-Gabriel Pageau||Tom Pyatt|
|Viktor Stalberg||Colin White||Tommy Wingels|
|Dion Phaneuf||Ben Harpur|
|Mark Borowiecki||Chris Wideman|
|Fredrik Claesson||Jyrki Jokipakka|
Scratches/Injuries: Erik Karlsson, Cody Ceci, Clarke MacArthur, Chris Neil, Marc Methot
|31-35-12 (74 pts, 8th in Atlantic)||Record||41-27-9 (91 pts, t3rd in Atlantic)|
|2.41 (25th in NHL)||Goals Per Game||2.52 (22nd in NHL)|
|3.00 (t25th)||Goals Against Per Game||2.60 (t10th)|
|14.2 (28th)||Power Play %||17.5 (23rd)|
|81.0 (t12th)||Penalty Kill %||80.4 (18th)|
|28.4 (25th)||Shots For Per Game||29.9 (21st)|
|30.6 (19th)||Shots Against Per Game||30.4 (t16th)|
|51.9 (6th)||Faceoff %||51.0 (t9th)|
|Tomas Tatar (23)||Goals Leader||Kyle Turris (26)|
|Henrik Zetterberg (66)||Points Leader||Erik Karlsson (68)|
Game Day Prediction Contest
Would you like to predict the outcome of the game and potentially become internet famous? Well you're in luck, because here's your opportunity. Here's how it works.
Make your game predictions on the winning team, final score, and who the Wings player of the game will be. Enter the required information into the form below using the formats indicated in the questions. If you don't use those formats, your answers will be disregarded. All submissions are timestamped and will be accepted only until the official game start time. All other submissions after that will be disregarded. Only one submission per person, please. POTG will be determined by the collective of WiiM writers.
Each correct winning team prediction is worth 1 point. Each correct player of the game prediction is worth 2 points. Each correct final score prediction is worth 5 points. If you get all three correct you'll receive 15 points.