Sens to stick with Elliott

BRUCE GARRIOCH, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 2:50 PM ET

PHILADELPHIA -- Flyers coach John Stevens likes what he has seen from the new-look Senators since Cory Clouston took over behind the bench.

"They look like a different team," said Stevens this morning following the clubs' morning skate at the Wachovia Center.

Coming off a 3-1 victory over the Buffalo Sabres Wednesday at the HSBC Arena, the Senators will stick with goalie Brian Elliott tonight against the Flyers. It will be his sixth straight start in the Ottawa net, but coach Clouston said that's no issue for a young player. And, the Senators did have a three-day break between Saturday and their game in Buffalo last night.

Elliott made 31 stops against the Sabres.

"They're playing well right now. Why break things up? He's confident. He's getting better. Our defence and him have a good rapport as far as handling the puck and what they should be doing," said Clouston.

"He's used to playing. There have been times he's played five games in seven or eight nights (in the AHL). He's very comfortable and familiar with getting a heavy workload. He did it several times. We played seven games in 10 nights one time and he played six of them."

Defencemen Alex Picard and Christoph Schubert will be healthy scratches.

Game time tonight is 7 p.m. It's broadcast on Sportsnet.


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