Lehner stopped 33 of 35 shots in the Senators 3-2 win over the Predators on Thursday. He made a number of key saves that preserved his fourth win of the season. Lehner has been rewarded with back-to-back starts, but draws a really rough matchup with the 12-6-1 Blues in town.
Lehner starts in goal for the Senators on Thursday.
Lehner allowed five goals on 30 shots in a loss to the Maple Leafs on November 9th. He has faced a ton of rubber in the early part of the season. His opponents are firing an average of 34.5 shots per game but the Predators rank 20th in that department. However, they have won five of six and are coming off of a NINE goal game vs. the Leafs.
Craig Anderson was the first off the ice at Senators practice.
Anderson allowed four goals on 37 shots in a OT loss to the Canucks on Tuesday. Anderson had three great starts prior to Tuesday's rough night, so they will go back to him tonight vs. the Oilers. He is 1-2-1 with a 2.23 GAA and .940 SV% in four starts on the road this season.
Anderson stopped 36 of 37 shots in the Senators’ shootout loss to the Jets on Saturday. He was given Sunday night off and Robin Lehner struggled, so Anderson will be back in the cage tonight vs. the Canucks. Anderson is 1-2-0 with a 1.68 GAA and .955 SV% on the road this season.
Anderson was the first goalie off of the ice at the morning skate.
Anderson stopped 36 of 37 shots in the Senators’ shootout loss to the Jets on Saturday. He was given Sunday night off and Robin Lehner struggled, so it looks like Anderson will be back in the cage tonight vs. the Canucks. Anderson is 1-2-0 with a 1.68 GAA and .955 SV% on the road this season.
Lehner gave up four goals on 30 shots in the Senators loss to the Bruins on November 1st. He has gone 3-1-1 with a 2.54 GAA and .927 SV% in five starts this season. He is facing an average of 35.4 shots per game and will take on a Maple Leafs team who averages the ninth most shots (30.9) and tied for seventh for most goals per game (3.00).
Phillips will miss his second straight game with a lower-body injury that he suffered on Tuesday vs. the Red Wings. Phillips is a big minute-eater for the Senators (23:14 AVG TOI), so with him out of the lineup players like Mark Borowiecki and Jared Cowen need to step up.