Sens keep McElhinney in net
BRUCE GARRIOCH, QMI Agency
OTTAWA - The Senators are going to stick with Curtis McElhinney against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
While Craig Anderson could play Saturday if the game was important, the Senators are going to give their top goalie some rest and go back with McElhinney.
He made 33 stops in a 3-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils Thursday and made 34 stops in 2-1 victory last Friday night in Tampa. There will be no other changes for the Senators with only 11 games left.
"If we needed to start Anderson we could but there's no reason right now," said coach Cory Clouston Saturday. "We're going to give him another day off to make sure he's fully healthy and (McElhinney) deserves another start."
This game will wrap up a three-game homestand for the Senators.
The Senators have been reduced to the role of spoiler at this time of year.
The Bolts have won just two of their last nine games and need victories down the stretch going into the playoffs.
"When we haven't had success, we haven't worked hard as we have in the games that we've won," said centre Jason Spezza. "When we've won, we've worked hard, gotten a lot of pucks deep and we've gotten pucks on the net."
Expect to see Dwyane Roloson make the start for the Bolts.