Sens starter undecided
MacLean to choose goalie Friday
DON BRENNAN, QMI Agency
|Sens coach Paul MacLean is a big reason for his team's success so far. (Tony Caldwell/QMI Agency)
OTTAWA - Paul MacLean usually announces his starting goalie after the practice the day before a game, but as of Thursday at noon he was still undecided whether Craig Anderson or Alex Auld would play Friday against the Calgary Flames.
“I’m going to sleep on it,” MacLean told the media.
“There’s no mystery. I’m just going to take my time. I’ve got another day.”
While he would like to get Anderson “back in the saddle” after having pulled his No. 1 ‘tender early in the second period of Tuesday’s 6-2 loss to the Habs, the Senators are entering a busy part of the schedule.
After hosting the Flames, they fly to Buffalo for a game Saturday night against the Sabres, then get a one-day break before lacing them up again Monday at home against the New Jersey Devils.
It does look like the Senators will get Chris Phillips back on their blue line for the Flames.
Phillips sat out the Habs game with an upper body injury but practised Thursday and said afterwards that he expects he’ll be good to go.
MacLean shuffled the lines at practice in attempt to get the offence going again.
The Senators have scored just three goals while losing their last two games.