Senators News: November 4th

-Here’s Ottawa’s projected lineup courtesy of The Ottawa Sun: Colin Greening-Jason Spezza-Milan Michalek, Nick Foligno-Stephane Da Costa-Bobby Butler, Erik Condra-Zack Smith-Chris Neil, Nikita Filatov-Jesse Winchester-Zenon Konopka; Chris Phillips-David Rundblad, Filip Kuba-Erik Karlsson, Sergei Gonchar-Jared Cowen.  The lineup was put together before Kaspars Daugavins was recalled (Garrioch has just Tweeted that Brian Lee will play tonight so that David Rundblad is a probable scratch).

The Ottawa Sun‘s writes about Daniel Alfredsson dealing with his concussion (link), with the captain saying, “If I do too much at home with the kids, I get light-headed and a little dizzy. I’ve got to sit down for a bit and then I feel OK again. Until that’s gone, I’m not going to do anything physically.”

-Garrioch, in another article (link, echoed by Ken Warren in Senators Extra, link), wonders about payback on Wojtek Wolski, but Zenon Konopka downplays the possibility: “It’s different with Wolski. We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it. We’re playing New York next week and I can’t get myself in trouble by saying anything. I have been fined by the league before for comments.”

-Pat Hickey, writing for The Ottawa Citizen, looks at tonight’s game from a Montreal perspective (link).  Hickey includes frank analysis of Craig Anderson‘s play thus far, “Ottawa thought it had solved its perennial goaltending problems with the acquisition of Craig Anderson, but he has struggled. Anderson, who will start against the Canadiens, has been fortunate that Spezza and Milan Michalek are off to fast starts. They are the reason Anderson has a 6-3 record. If the Senators were counting on their goalies, they would be in trouble since their goaltending ranks last in the NHL. Anderson has a 3.80 goals-against average and an .880 save percentage. Alex Auld, who did a great job backing up  Carey Price in Montreal last season, checks in with a 4.88 GAA and an .830 save percentage.”

-For stats fans you might want to dig into the website Behind the Net, which has (among other things) statistics like the number of PIM’s per 60 minutes a player takes or draws (link).  Personally, the circumstance of a penalty taken (in which zone, what was the game situation (ie, tied, behind, etc), and so forth) would be more impactful, but the site looks like a great place to start mining for data.

-Joy Lindsay Tweet’s today’s Binghamton for tonight’s game against Rochester (with Louie Caporusso recalled from Elmira and Robin Lehner sent down from Ottawa–so Mike Radja and Brian Stewart have been sent down): Grant-Cannone-Petersson, Hoffman-O’Brien-Parrish, Cowick-Hamilton-Downing, Dziurzynski-Caporusso-Lessard

Eric Gryba has joined the Binghamton Twitter horde (link)

-The Elmira Jackals play Trenton tonight;  Bobby Raymond‘s Florida Everblades are also in action (Raymond had no points in Florida’s loss on Wednesday)