GAME DAY- Sens Host Flyers

SensChirp October 18, 2011 0

It will be another tough test for the Ottawa Senators, as they play host to an Eastern Conference powerhouse, in the form of the Philadelphia Flyers.

The Flyers come into this one with a 3-0-1 record on the season, including a 2-0-0 record on the road.  Ottawa’s defence will need to be at their best tonight with the high flying Philadelphia team in town.  Puck drop is just after 7:30 PM.

The Senators will be without defenceman Sergei Gonchar for this one. 

He took a shot off the ankle early in the game against Washington and has a bruised ankle.  The team is calling it day to day but he will not be in the line up tonight.  That means Brian Lee will draw back in on the back end.

Meanwhile up front, the Sens will once again be without Bobby Butler.  He injured his groin last Thursday against the Avalanche and has been placed on the IR.  With Winchester still on the shelf, the Sens will go with the same twelve forwards that dressed in Washington.


  • Greening-Spezza-Zibanejad
  • Michalek-Da Costa-Alfredsson
  • Foligno-Regin-Neil
  • Smith-Konopka-Condra


  • Phillips-Lee
  • Kuba-Karlsson
  • Cowen-Rundblad


Craig Anderson is expected to dress as the back up tonight with Alex Auld set to make his second straight start.  Anderson missed practice due to personal reasons yesterday and with Auld coming off a strong start in Washington, MacLean has decided to go back to him tonight.

Still plenty of seats available for this one so if you’re looking for a way to spend your Tuesday night, contact Mike McCarthy at for details on how to get yours.  For those of you that can’t make it, all the action will be available on SportsNet and on the radio at Team 1200.

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