Sens Host Lightning- McElhinney Starts

SensChirp March 19, 2011 0

The steadily improving Ottawa Senators close out a three home stand tonight when they play host to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The Sens are now 6-4-0 in their past ten and sit 28th overall.

Sens fans have closely been monitoring the team’s position in the standings and despite their improved play, Ottawa has only managed to move up one spot. If Brian Elliott and the Avs would ever win a game, Ottawa would still be holding that 29th spot.

Colorado has lost six straight and visit the Oilers tonight. The good news is someone has to win that game.

Meanwhile, the Sens will go with the same line up as Thursday against the Devils.

They didn’t skate this morning so we won’t know the line combos till later in the day. Roman Wick started on the fourth line Thursday but it looked like he took a couple shifts on the Spezza line. Hope Clouston gives him another look up there.

Curtis McElhinney gets the start in the Ottawa goal. Clouston indicated that Anderson could start if he had to but that there is no need to rush him back. McElhinney was quite good against the Devils and likely deserved this start anyway.

There was also an update on injured captain Daniel Alfredsson. Bruce Garrioch indicated that Alfie is still hoping to return at some point this season but no exact timeline was provided.

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