[9:08 PM] Senators @ Flames

Who will WIN this matchup?

Ottawa Senators (4-2-0)

@ Calgary Flames (3-4-1)


Starting Goalies:

Andrew Hammond (OTT): Confirmed

Brian Elliott (CGY): Confirmed


Current odds:

Ottawa Senators: (TBD)

Calgary Flames: (TBD)


The Ottawa Senators received their best goaltending performance in their last outing, but will see a change in the crease for Friday’s game against the host Calgary Flames. General manager Pierre Dorion announced on Thursday that the 35-year-old Craig Anderson (4-1-0, 2.94 goals against average) has been given an indefinite leave of absence to deal with a personal matter.

Calgary dropped five of its first six before Brian Elliott stepped up his play with back-to-back strong outings versus Chicago and his former team in St. Louis on Monday and Tuesday, respectively.

Calgary’s flickering power play was just 1-for-25 in the first six games before going 3-for-8 over its last two. Johnny Gaudreau set up defenseman Dennis Wideman’s first-period tally with the man advantage to open the scoring before sealing the win with his second goal of the season late in the third.

Calgary C Sam Bennett has two goals and three assists during his three-game point streak after being held off the scoresheet in his initial five contests.

Ottawa is just 1-for-15 on the power play.


StreakSmarts Pick: Calgary Flames

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick