Despite a spirited third period effort in Toronto on Wednesday night, the fact remains the Ottawa Senators have now lost four straight hockey games.
The Sens will look to break that trend under the bright lights of Broadway when they roll into Madison Square Garden the New York Rangers. Robin Lehner gets the nod in the Ottawa goal in what will be his third start of the season. The Sens are still holding a playoff spot in the east but need to get things back on track and it starts tonight at MSG.
In the Rangers, the Sens face an opponent that has won four straight games and finally seem to be turning a corner after an up and down start. New York comes into tonight as the 8th seed in the Eastern Conference, just a couple points back of the 6th place Senators.
On Wednesday, Ottawa was finally able to get a struggling offence on track but had issues keeping the puck out of their own net. It's not surprising that Head Coach Paul MacLean would turn to Robin Lehner in this one.
Here is how the Senators are expected to line up
Puck drop is scheduled for just after 7:00 PM with the game available on TSN and on the radio at Team 1200.
- For those that missed it yesterday, the NHL has all but approved the proposed realignment from last week. It will mean some changes for the Ottawa Senators as they welcome a few new division rivals in the Red Wings, Panthers and Lightning. You can read all the details on realignment here.