Andrew Hammond lost each of the first two games in this series, so the Senators will turn to Anderson in game 3. He was 14-13-8 with a 2.49 GAA and .923 SV% this season. In his NHL playoff career Anderson has gone 10-12 with a 2.60 GAA and .926 SV%.
Anderson was the first goalie off of the ice at the Senators morning skate.
Andrew Hammond lost each of the first two games in this series, so it looks like the Senators will turn to Anderson in game 3. He was 14-13-8 with a 2.49 GAA and .923 SV% this season. In his NHL playoff career Anderson has gone 10-12 with a 2.60 GAA and .926 SV%.
Hammond surrendered four goals on 39 shots in the Senators 4-3 loss to the Canadiens in Game 1. It was a rough playoff debut for Hammond, who will look to bounce back tonight and send the series back to Ottawa all tied up at 1-1.
Stone (wrist) will be a game-time decision for Game 2.
Stone only skated for eight minutes this morning, but is still listed as a game-time decision. He is reportedly dealing with a micro fracture in his right wrist and he is expected to test it in pre-game warmups. Expect Stone to play if it is determined that he cannot do any further damage to the wrist.
Stone has a microfracture in his right wrist; status unknown for remainder of the series.
Stone was injured when he was slashed by P.K Subban in Game 1. Subban was assessed a game misconduct for the slash, but will be back for Game 2, but it does not look like Stone will be. The Senators called him “very questionable” to play again in the series. This is a huge loss for the Senators. Stone came in as one of the NHL’s hottest players.
Hammond had below average numbers with Binghamton (AHL). He was 7-13-2 with a 3.51 GAA and .898 SV% at the time of his call-up. However he was a changed man once he got to the NHL. The Hamburglar has gone 20-1-2 with a 1.79 GAA and .941 SV% in the first 23 stars of his NHL career. He is 2-0-0 with a 2.00 GAA and .945 SV% vs. the Habs.
Neil (hand) has been cleared to play; will be healthy scratch in Game 1.
Neil has been out since February 14th with a broken thumb, but has been medically cleared to play. Despite being cleared, the way the Senators are rolling right now, he will be held out of the lineup for Game 1.
Michalek has been out since March 21st, but will be back in the lineup for Game 1 vs. Montreal. Michalek is expected to play on the second line with Mika Zibanejad and Bobby Ryan. He had 13 goals and 21 assists (34 points) in 66 games this season.
Michalek (head) skated on a regular line on Monday.
Michalek has been sidelined since March 21st, but was skating on a line with Mika Zibanejad and Bobby Ryan in Monday’s practice. His availability on Monday, suggests that Michalek could be ready to return in Game 1.
Hammond leads the Senators onto the ice for warmups.
Hammond stopped all 26 shots that he faced in the Senators 3-0 win over the Rangers on Thursday. No surprise that he will start this afternoon having won five of the last six and going 19-1-2 with a 1.82 GAA and .939 SV% since being recalled. He will look to close out a miraculous run by clinching a playoff spot with a point this afternoon.
Hammond allowed three goals on 28 shots in the Senators OT win over the Penguins on Tuesday. After giving up three goals in the first period, Hammond buckled down and helped the Sens to a come-from-behind win.
Hammond has won four of five while posting a 1.88 GAA and .931 SV%. He will look to keep the Senators alive tonight in New York.
Hammond gave up two goals on 38 shots in the Senators 3-2 shootout loss to the Maple Leafs on Sunday. The loss snapped a three-game winning streak for Hammond, who will be looking to start a new winning streak in a massive game vs. the Penguins. Hammond comes in with a 9-1-0 record, 2.56 GAA and .913 SV% at home.