April 7, 2016 Game Preview: Game 81 @ Ottawa


Derek MacKenzie is questionable for tonight’s game with a sore foot. MacKenzie has missed a lot of games of late. We believe he got hurt after blocking some shots against Montreal on Tuesday. Al Montoya is in net tonight. After a game where Montoya struggled a bit against Toronto although on one goal it was clearly Goalie Interference and NHL Operations said no. This is the last road game for the Cats. If D-Mac is unable to play then Quinton Howden should replace him. Erik Gudbranson does not have a concussion but is in Florida missing the game against his hometown team. The Senators will start Craig Anderson tonight who has played exceptional against his former team. The Senators will be without Dion Phaneuf who they acquired in a big trade with province rival Toronto. Bobby Ryan will be back in the lineup.

Time:7:30pm

TV: FS-F

Radio: 560 WQAM(Dade\Broward), 640 WMEN(Palm Beach), 97.7 WAVK (Florida Keys), 1370 WAXE (Treasure Coast)

Leaders

Goals

Florida: Barkov (28), Jagr (26), Trocheck (25)       Ottawa: Hoffman (29), Stone & Smith (23)

Assists

Florida: Jokinen (41), Huberdeau (39), Jagr (38)        Ottawa: Karlsson (64), Stone (38), Ryan (34)

Points

Florida: Jagr (64), Jokinen & Huberdeau (58)            Ottawa: Karlsson (80), Stone (61), Hoffman (58)

 PROJECTED LINES

Florida

Jonathan Huberdeau- Aleksander Barkov- Jaromir Jagr

Jussi Jokinen- Nick Bjugstad- Reilly Smith

Teddy Purcell- Rocco Grimaldi- Jiri Hudler

Quinton Howden- Greg McKegg- Shawn Thornton

Brian Campbell- Aaron Ekblad

Dimitry Kulikov- Steven Kampfer

Jakub Kindl- Alex Petrovic

Al Montoya

Roberto Luongo

Scratched: Garrett Wilson

Injured: Dave Bolland (lower body), Willie Mitchell (concussion), Vincent Trocheck (foot), Erik Gudbranson (concussion like symptoms), Derek MacKenzie (foot)

Ottawa

Zack Smith- Jean-Gabriel Pageau- Ryan Dzingel

Mike Hoffman- Mika Zibanejad- Bobby Ryan

Matt Puempel- Nick Paul- Alex Chiasson

Buddy Robinson- Curtis Lazar- Chris Neil

Fredrik Claesson- Erik Karlsson

Michael Kostka- Cody Ceci

Ben Harpur- Chris Wideman

Craig Anderson

Andrew “The Hamburglar” Hammond

Scratched: Scott Gomez

Injured: Dion Phaneuf (lower body), Mark Borowiecki (knee), Kyle Turris (ankle), Chris Phillips (back), Clarke MacArthur (concussion), Patrick Wiercioch (undisclosed), Marc Methot (undisclosed), Mark Stone (undisclosed)

 

 

 

 

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