The Senators have recalled Andrew Hammond to back-up Craig Anderson on Thursday.
Robin Lehner will not suit up on Thursday because he is at the hospital with his wife expecting the birth of their child. Andrew Hammond has been recalled on an emergency basis and will likely be reassigned on Friday.
Anderson held Chicago to two goals on 45 shots in a 2-1 loss on Sunday. Despite the loss, it was a great game for Anderson who has posted a .944 SV% through his firs four starts. He will get another crack at the Blackhawks tonight. Traditionally this would be a bad matchup, but Chicago is struggling to score goals to start the season---just 2.33 G/PG (25th in the NHL).
Lehner gets the start for the Senators on Tuesday.
Lehner gave up three goals on 29 shots in the Senators loss to the Devils on Saturday. He was given Sunday night off in Chicago, but will get the call on Tuesday vs. Columbus. It will be his third start in five games despite having a 2.24 GAA and .936 SV% versus Craig Anderson's 2.01 GAA and .944 SV%.
Anderson allowed three goals on 31 shots in a win over the Avalanche last Thursday. He was scheduled to get the start in the game that was postponed vs. the Leafs, so his start has been pushed back to Sunday. He has a 2.01 GAA and .939 SV% in three starts this season.
Lehner will be between the pipes for the Senators on Saturday.
Lehner stopped 38 of 40 shots in a win over Columbus last Saturday. He has stopped 76 of 80 shots (.950 SV%) in two starts (both Wins) to start the season. He makes for a good spot-start option tonight against a Devils team who have lost four in a row, including a 3-2 loss to the Stars last night.
Lehner is working in the starters' net this morning.
The Senators have a back-to-back this weekend so it looks like the will go with Lehner tonight vs. the Devils and Craig Anderson tomorrow vs. Chicago. Lehner stopped 38 of 40 shots in a win over Columbus last Saturday. He has stopped 76 of 80 shots (.950 SV%) in two starts (both Wins) to start the season.
Given the state of the city of Ottawa right now, there is a good chance that the game between the Maple Leafs and Senators will be postponed. However, the Senators are preparing as if the game will go on, if it does, Anderson will start.
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.