On the heels of a disappointing overtime loss at the hands of the Carolina Hurricanes, the Senators are back in action when they host the Winnipeg Jets in an afternoon affair.
Despite Thursday night's loss, the Sens were able to pick up a single point, something they have managed to do in every home game so far this season. Paul MacLean's team will be looking for a couple points this time around with the 11th place Jets in town.
Much like last year, the Jets seem to be a different team on home ice. Winnipeg has posted an impressive 3-2-0 record at the MTS Centre but have struggled on the road, going 1-3-1 thus far. The Jets give up a ton of goals (only the Sabres and Caps give up more per game) so the Senators will want to jump on them early.
The Jets have lost four of their last five, giving up 23 goals along the way.
Mark Borowiecki was returned to Binghamton yesterday leaving the Sens with seven healthy defenceman. Patrick Wiercioch draws back into the line up while Andre Benoit sits. Kaspars Daugavins is also back in, while Jim O'Brien takes a turn in the press box.
No morning skate for the Sens this morning but here is how they are expected to line up
Ben Bishop will make just his second start of the season for the Senators. Craig Anderson has played a ton of hockey lately and the the Sens want to be careful about overworking him.
Puck drop is scheduled for just after 2:00 PM with the game available on CBC and on the radio at the Team 1200.