Game Day- Sens and Flyers at SBP

SensChirp January 8, 2012 0

After a hard fought single point on Saturday afternoon, the Ottawa Senators are right back at it this evening when they play the back end of a home and home with the Philadelphia Flyers.

You could see some animosity brewing between the two teams yesterday so I would expect more of the same at Scotiabank Place tonight.

The Flyers are considered one of the strongest teams in the Eastern Conference and the Senators gave them all they could handle yesterday in Philly.  You could really see just how far Paul MacLean's group has come since an ugly loss to the Flyers back in October.

A mental lapse by Chris Phillips in overtime ended up being the difference but the two teams were pretty much even the whole way through.  Senators goals came from Milan Michalek, his 20th and first since returning from a concussion and Bobby Butler.

Butler also had a great chance to end the game in overtime but was robbed by the pad of Ilya Bryzgalov.

No word on potential line up changes for this one but I would expect MacLean to go back to Craig Anderson.  After a bit of a soft goal to start the game, Anderson really settled in yesterday and helped the Sens grab that single point.

Paul MacLean will meet with the media at 2:30 PM so we should have a better idea of any line up changes at that point.

Ottawa has picked up points in five straight games but they still don't have much room for error in the extremely tight Eastern Conference.  The Sens currently sit 6th in the East but have only a three point buffer over the 9th place Jets.

A reminder that puck drop is at 5:00 PM this evening with game available on Sportsnet and TVA.