After falling at the hands of the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday afternoon, the Sens now have two more games lined up on Monday and Tuesday of this week before breaking for the NHL All Star Game.
First up- the surging Los Angeles Kings tonight at 10:30 PM. The Senators will then close out their pre- All Star schedule with a Tuesday night game against the slumping Phoenix Coyotes.
Paul MacLean's group was on the ice yesterday and he indicated there will be a couple changes to the Sens line up against the Kings. Defenceman Mark Borowiecki will play his second game in the NHL and take the place of Matt Carkner on the blue line.
Bobby Butler will replace Andre Petersson and skate on the team's top line.Here is how the Sens lined up at the game day skate in LA.
One place where there will not be a change is in goal. Craig Anderson will make his 13th consecutive start and league leading 46th of the season. There is a chance Alex Auld sees some action before the All Star break but it will really depend how Anderson and the Sens do tonight.
After a tough back to back, the focus will shift to the All Star Game festivities planned over the weekend.
On Thursday, Daniel Alfredsson and Zdeno Chara will select their teams for the All Star Weekend. Alfie has been joined by Henrik Lundqvist and Joffrey Lupul will help out Zdeno Chara. The event will be televised on TSN and held at the Casino Lac Lemay.
Also kicking off on Thursday is the Scotiabank NHL Fan Fair at the Ottawa Convention Centre. The event will offer three days of interactive games and attractions, special appearances, trophy and memorabilia displays, music, food and dozens of other dynamic activities. Go here for more information on that event.
On Friday, the Energizer Night Skate will take place down on the Rideau Canal. Thousands of skaters light up the historic Rideau Canal with proceeds going to the Sens Foundation. To learn how you can participate in this unique event, click here.
The Skills Competition goes on Saturday night from 7-9 PM. Then the next day, Team Alfredsson goes head to head with Team Chara in the NHL All Star Game, which gets underway at 4:00 PM.
For information on all the exciting events planned for All Star Weekend, visit the Ottawa Senators website.