The Ottawa Sun n Thursday, March 28, 2013

SPORTS

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SPECIAL TEAMS
Past
(4-1-0) OTT 3, NJD 2 (SO) OTT 5, TBL 3 BOS 2, OTT 1 OTT 5, NYI 3 OTT 4, WPG 3

SENATORS: PP 20.2% (10th), PK 89.1% (2nd) rangers: PP 15.2% (24th), PK 81.3% (16th)

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Rangers (16-13-3) at Senators (18-9-6)

GameDay
TONIGHT, 7:30 P.M., Scotiabank place
LEFT WING

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past

(3-1-1) NYR 5, PHI 2 WSH 3, NYR 2 (SO) FLA 3, NYR 1 NYR 3, NJD 2 NYR 2, CAR 1 (SO) RADIO: TEAM 1200

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TV:Sportsnet, rds

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP
FORWARDS DEFENCE
Sun hockey writer Bruce Garrioch breaks it down
Rangers have plenty of firepower Senators blueline gets job done

SENATORS GAMEDAY lines
Kyle Turris Mika ZibanejadJim O’Brien Zack Smith Eric Gryba Patrick Wiercioch Andre Benoit

SENATORS
GOALIES
Player GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S% Kyle Turris 33 8 14 22 +4 14 3 0 2 74 10.8 Sergei Gonchar 30 2 20 22 +4 18 1 0 2 55 3.6 Daniel Alfredsson 32 8 12 20 -1 27 3 0 2 73 11.0 Patrick Wiercioch 29 4 11 15 +3 31 2 0 0 51 7.8 Jakob Silfverberg 33 8 5 13 +7 10 2 1 2 93 8.6 Mika Zibanejad 27 6 7 13 +7 6 3 0 0 56 10.7 Colin Greening 32 5 8 13 +7 4 1 0 1 45 11.1 Zack Smith 33 3 10 13 -7 37 0 0 0 57 5.3 Erik Karlsson 14 6 4 10 +6 8 2 1 2 63 9.5 Chris Phillips 33 5 5 10 +3 33 1 0 0 55 9.1 Erik Condra 33 3 7 10 +6 24 0 0 0 54 5.6 Milan Michalek 15 2 8 10 +5 4 0 0 0 28 7.1 Chris Neil 33 3 5 8 +3 96 0 0 2 61 4.9 Andre Benoit 26 1 7 8 -1 4 0 0 1 41 2.4 Guillaume Latendresse 14 4 3 7 +2 8 0 0 0 31 12.9 Jim O’Brien 26 5 1 6 -1 4 1 0 0 35 14.3 Marc Methot 32 1 5 6 +0 25 0 0 0 33 3.0 Jason Spezza 5 2 3 5 +3 2 1 0 0 12 16.7 Eric Gryba 19 1 3 4 -2 18 0 0 0 33 3.0 Goalie GPI GS W L OT SA GA GAA SV SV% SO G A PIM Craig Anderson 15 15 8 4 2 459 22 1.49 437 .952 2 0 0 0 Ben Bishop 11 10 7 4 0 352 27 2.54 325 .923 0 0 0 0 Robin Lehner 8 8 3 1 4 283 17 2.05 266 .940 0 0 0 0

Mike Hoffman G. Latendresse Colin Greening Matt Kassian

CENTRE

RIGHT WING

Daniel Alfredsson Jakob Silfverberg Chris Neil Erik Condra Marc Methot Sergei Gonchar Chris Phillips

Ben Bishop Robin Lehner

DEFENCE PAIRINGS

LEFT WING

RANGERS GAMEDAY lines
Derek Stepan J.T. Miller Brad Richards Kris Newberry

GOALTENDING POWER PLAY COACHING OVERALL PENALTY KILL

Carl Hagelin Marian Gaborik Chris Kreider Aaron Asham

CENTRE

RIGHT WING

Rick Nash Ryan Callahan Brian Boyle Taylor Pyatt

Henrik Lundqvist Martin Biron

GOALIES

Hasn’t been Lundqvist’s best season

Ryan McDonagh Dan Girardi Michael Del Zotta Steve Eminger Roman Hamrlik Anton Stralman

DEFENCE PAIRINGS

rangers
Player GP Rick Nash 28 Derek Stepan 32 Marian Gaborik 32 Carl Hagelin 32 Brad Richards 30 Ryan Callahan 29 Michael Del Zotto 30 Ryan McDonagh 31 Marc Staal 21 Dan Girardi 30 Taylor Pyatt 32 Anton Stralman 32 J.T. Miller 23 Chris Kreider 14 Arron Asham 14 Brian Boyle 28 Steve Eminger 19 Roman Hamrlik 13 Benn Ferriero 4 Kris Newbury 3 Goalie GPI GS W Henrik Lundqvist 28 28 14 Martin Biron 5 4 2 G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S% 12 16 28 +12 24 1 1 2 116 10.3 10 15 25 +12 10 3 1 3 67 14.9 9 10 19 -5 8 1 0 4 102 8.8 8 10 18 +8 14 1 0 1 104 7.7 5 13 18 +0 10 1 0 0 71 7.0 9 6 15 -2 6 5 0 2 92 9.8 3 12 15 +7 12 0 1 0 56 5.4 2 9 11 +3 10 0 0 0 52 3.8 2 9 11 +4 14 1 0 0 20 10.0 1 10 11 +1 14 0 0 0 57 1.8 4 2 6 +1 4 1 0 0 46 8.7 3 2 5 +2 14 0 0 0 41 7.3 2 2 4 -3 8 1 0 0 37 5.4 2 1 3 +1 6 0 0 0 11 18.2 2 0 2 +2 17 0 0 0 7 28.6 1 1 2 -7 23 0 0 1 34 2.9 0 1 1 +2 6 0 0 0 8 0.0 0 1 1 -3 6 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 1 1 +0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 1 1 +1 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 L OT SA GA GAA SV SV% SO G A PIM 12 2 782 61 2.20 721 .922 0 0 0 0 1 1 130 10 2.17 120 .923 0 0 0 0

Sens haven’t had many chances lately

Senators still one of NHL’s best

Tortorella has to save his job

The Senators are 2-0-0 vs. the Rangers this season. The club scored a 3-2 victory over New York on March 8 at MSG with G Robin Lehner (left) in net. Jakob Silfverberg scored the winner on G Henrik Lundqvist and Lehner made 33 saves to secure the victory. Sens wouldn’t mind going back to MSG the club is 12-1-1 in its past 14 games vs. the Rangers.

PLUS

Senators need to keep winning

D Erik Karlsson; C Jason Spezza. D Marc Staal; D Michael Sauer.

SENATORS RAngers

The Senators better not get down to the Rangers. New York is 9-0-0 when leading after 40 minutes. According to the club’s website, the Rangers have now registered a point in 85 consecutive games when leading after two with a record of 79-0-6. The club’s last regulation loss when ahead after two was Feb. 4, 2010 vs. Washington.

MINUS

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