NHL Fantasy Hockey News Senator vs Flyers
Dominate your competition with our NHL Fantasy Hockey News, create the winning lineup at Fanpicks.com. The Ottawa Senators and Philadelphia Flyers have separated wins in both games this season at Canadian Tire Centre. Senators goalie Craig Anderson made 36 saves in a 4-0 victory Nov. 21. Center Sean Couturier had one goal and two assists in a 4-2 Flyers win Dec. 1.
Ottawa did not practice Friday. Forward Mark Stone won’t play Saturday, but could return to the lineup next week. Stone sustained a chest injury March 30 against the Winnipeg Jets.
Philadelphia captain Claude Giroux did not practice on Friday. He was the only player missing from what could have been the Flyers’ final full practice of the season. Beginning Saturday they’ll play their final six regular-season games in nine days, with three sets of back-to-back match-ups. Goaltender Ray Emery was signed to a contract for the remainder of the season Friday, but Emery must go through waivers before he can officially join the squad since he played in Europe earlier this year.
The Senators are Emery’s first NHL team. This confrontation will be without too much of importance for the Sens, as they are out of playoffs contention. It’s unlikely the Flyers will take them lightly though. They have won two straight, including a 3-2 defeat of the Minnesota Wild on Thursday.