Lehner gets the start vs. the Blue Jackets on Saturday.
Lehner stopped 38 of 40 shots in a 3-2 shootout win over the Lightning in his season debut. It was a great way to start the season for the 23-year-old netminder. He will look to pick things up where he left off when he takes on fellow back-up Curtis McElhinney and the Blue Jackets on Saturday.
Anderson stopped all 30 shots that he faced in a 1-0 win in Florida on Monday. Anderson has had a nice start to the season, posting a 1-1 record with a 1.51 GAA and .955 SV%. He will face a Colorado team who are having a hard time scoring early in the season.
Anderson is in the 'starter's net' at the Senators morning skate.
Anderson stopped all 30 shots that he faced in a 1-0 win in Florida on Monday. Anderson has had a nice start to the season, posting a 1-1 record with a 1.51 GAA and .955 SV%. Should he get the start tonight, he will face a Colorado team who are having a hard time scoring early in the season.
Anderson allowed three goals on 37 shots in Ottawa's 3-2 loss to the Predators on opening night. He sat against the Lightning, but gets back in goal with a nice matchup today vs. Florida. The Panthers have struggled to keep the puck out of the net in the early part of the season, so Anderson has a good chance to chalk up his first W of the year.
Lehner will start in goal for the Senators on Saturday.
The Senators are coming off of a 3-2 loss to the Predators on opening night and will turn to Lehner to get them into the win column on Saturday vs. Tampa Bay. Lehner was 12-15 -6 with a 3.06 GAA and .913 SV% a season ago and was the victim of limited goal support all season long. Expect reasonable numbers but a low win total on a mediocre Sens team.
Anderson starts the Senators season opener on Thursday.
After a great lockout shortened season, Anderson stumbled to 25 wins with a 3.00 GAA and .911 SV% in 2013-14. He started 2014-15 on a strong note posting a 1.91 GAA and .922 SV% in the preseason. He will start his regular season against the Predators, who he had a 2.20 / and .935 against in two starts last season.
Methot (back) will not make the trip to Nashville for Thursday's game.
Methot, who was placed on IR on Monday is battling a back/hip injury that will keep him out for the start of the season. He is also in an on-going contract dispute with the Senators as they try to lock him up past next season. The most recent deal was a four-year, $18.4 million dollar offer that was rejected by Methot's camp.
The Senators signed Bobby Ryan to a seven-year deal worth $50.75 million.
Ryan, 27, had 23 goals and 25 assists (48 points) in 70 games in his debut season with the Senators. This signing is key for the Senators, who have lost Daniel Alfredsson and Jason Spezza in the last two years. Ryan didn't seem totally interested in signing at the start of training camp, so the Senators made some significant strides in their negotiations. Ryan will look to get back to 30 goals in 2014-15.
The Senators signed Craig Anderson to a three-year contract extension worth $12.6 million.
A season after posting an NHL-best .941 SV%, Anderson struggled to a 25-16-8 record with a 3.00 GAA and .911 SV%. Just weeks after the Sens signed Robin Lehner to a three-year extension, they locked up the other half of their goaltending duo through 2017-18. Anderson will start the season as the number-1 and will be looking for a bounce back season; but the team in front of him is looking like a basement dweller.
The Senators signed Clarke MacArthur to a five-year extension worth $23.25 million.
MacArthur recorded 24 goals and 31 assists with a plus-12 rating in 79 games with the Senators last season. The 29-year-old has scored 20 goals in each on the last three 82-game seasons so expect fourth straight in 2014-15. On a rundown Senators offence, Mac will once again play a considerable amount of minutes this season.
The Senators have signed goaltender Robin Lehner to a three-year, $6.675 million dollar contract extension.
Lehner, 23, was 12-15-6 with a 3.06 GAA and .913 SV% with the Senators last season. The 2009 second round pick (46th overall) has a chance to supplant Craig Anderson as the Senators' starter this season. However, Ottawa is not expected to be all that competitive so their goaltenders will be mediocre number-2 options heading into draft day.
The Senators signed David Legwand to a two-year, $6 million dollar deal.
Legwand had 14 goals and 37 assists (51 points) in 83 games between the Predators and Red Wings last season. The 33-year-old should play a big role with the Senators this season after they dealt Jason Spezza to the Dallas Stars.
The Senators have re-signed Milan Michalek to a three-year deal worth $12 million.
Michalek scored 17 goals with 22 assists (39 points) in 82 games in his fifth season with the Senators. Michalek is now signed through 2016-17, but lost his centre Jason Spezza this morning. The loss of Spezza could hurt Michalek's numbers in 2014-15.
The Senators have traded Jason Spezza and Ludwig Karlsson to the Stars for Alex Chiasson, prospects Alex Guptill, Nicholas Paul and a 2nd round pick in 2015.
Paul, 19, was selected in the fourth-round (#101 overall) in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. Paul had 26 goals and 20 assists (46 points) in 67 games with the North Bay Battalion (OHL) this season. Paul had a strong postseason as well, posting 18 points (12G / 6A) in 22 games.