Cory Clouston keeps his starting goalie a mystery until game day.
He is going to stick with that policy until tomorrow.
While the Senators coach thought about naming his start for the visit by the New York Rangers to Scotiabank Place at 2 p.m., Clouston decided to hold off until Saturday morning, but don’t be surprised if backup Brian Elliott is in the net for Ottawa.
After making five straight starts, starter Pascal Leclaire has been struggling and he was the last goalie off the ice following an hour-long skate in the wake of an ugly 5-1 defeat to the Philadelphia Flyers Thursday at the Wachovia Center.
“We need more from (Leclaire). For the most part, the games we’ve won, he’s been there for us,” said Clouston. “When he’s been there, the chances of us winning are pretty good. For the most part, he’s made some timely saves in our wins. The last little while he has given up some goals that have lost some momentum for us.”
Captain Daniel Alfredsson was given today off for rest, but is expected to play. Don't be surprised if winger Shean Donovan returns to the lineup in place of Ryan Shannon.