Game Day Build-Up: Senators @ Penguins, Jan. 6



The set-up

The Senators will look to get back to winning ways Saturday night as they battle the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins for the first time.

Belleville (14-19-0-3) enters on the back of a 6-1 defeat to Binghamton while the Penguins beat Springfield 4-2 Friday night.

The Penguins (20-10-2-1) are third in the Atlantic Division and currently hold a four-game winning streak, the longest active streak in the Eastern Conference.

Belleville currently sits 13th in the East, six points out of a playoff spot.

Roster notes

The Sens were dealt a hand as Filip Chlapik was reassigned to Belleville Friday but unfortunately was unable to get arrive in time to against Binghamton.

Despite playing in relief Friday night, Chris Driedger is still expected to start tonight against the Penguins.

Forward Ben Sexton and defenceman Pat Sieloff are the only Sens currently out injured.

Previous history

Belleville and Wilkes-Barre will get to know each other very quickly as after tonight’s first-ever meeting, the two teams will square off again on Friday night.

Who to watch

Defenceman Christian Jaros continues to find success in his first year in North America having tallied two goals and seven assists in 24 games.

Penguins winger Ryan Haggerty has had a strong start to the year as he’s notched 20 points (13 goals) in 23 games this season in his fourth year in the AHL.

Where to watch

Saturday’s game starts at 7pm and can be seen live on through their AHL Live application (subscription required) or at Shoeless Joe’s in Belleville.

The radio broadcast on CJBQ 800 begins at 6:50pm with David Foot on the call.

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