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Game Day Build-Up: Senators vs Bruins – March 9, 2022

March 9, 2022

Presented by Carpenters Union Local 397

The Set-Up:

The Belleville Senators wrap up a three-game homestand this afternoon, as they continue the push for the Calder Cup Playoffs and attempt to climb up the American Hockey League North Division standings. The Sens welcome the Providence Bruins to CAA Arena at 3:00 p.m., for a makeup game, that was supposed to take place back on December 18, 2021. The Senators are coming off a physical and emotional two-game series with the divison rival Rochester Americans last weekend, that saw Belleville pick up three-of-four points, including a 3-2 loss in overtime and a come from behind win. The Bruins, meanwhile, have won five straight games and nine of their last ten, including a 3-1 victory in Toronto yesterday afternoon.

Previous History:

This is the second of two meetings between the B-Sens and P-Bruins this season, with Belleville earning a 4-1 win at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, back on December 10, 2022. Jake Lucchini, Scott Sabourin, Lassi Thomson and Chris Wilkie all scored in that game, with Kevin Mandolese stopping 24 of 25 shots to earn the win. Lifetime against Providence, the Belleville Sens have a 4-2-0-1 record, with a 2-1-0-0 mark at CAA Arena. The last time the Bruins visited Belleville was on October 19, 2022, when Providence won 7-4.

Roster Notes:

The Senators will dress the same 12 forwards as they did in their win over Rochester last Saturday but will make two changes on the back-end. Jack Dougherty will return to the lineup and play for the first time since January 3, 2022, in Toronto. Max Guenette is back in today as well after a two-game absence, with Colby Williams and Jonathan Aspirot out this afternoon. Mads Sogaard will also return to the active roster and will back up Kevin Mandolese.

Who to Watch:

Belleville Sens goaltender Kevin Mandolese brings a personal four-game win streak into this afternoon’s game. The Montreal native has rattled off wins against Toronto, Syrcause, Laval and Rochester, with a 3.21 goals against average and .905 save percentage over that stretch. Jake Lucchini is also on a three-game point streak (one goal, two assists) and Michael Del Zotto is on a four-game point streak (three goals, four assists).

Along with the team’s four-game win streak, Providence has a handful of players in individual runs as well. Cameron Hughes is on a seven-game point streak (five goals, six assists), while Zach Senyshyn and Oskar Steen have identical four-game point streaks (three goals, two assists), and Jack Studnicka has a three-game point streak (three goals, four assists). Goaltender Kyle Keyser has also won his last four starts knocking off Toronto yesterday, along with Wilkes-Barre-Scranton, Lehigh Valley and Springfield recently.

Follow the action:

Today’s game starts at 3:00 p.m. ET and can be heard on the Belleville Sens Official Broadcast Partner 800 AM CJBQ, with Jack Miller David Foot (Broadcast time is 2:50 p.m.). The game can also be streamed live on AHL TV.

Don’t forget to download the Belleville Senators app before game time and follow the Sens social media (@BellevilleSens) for updates.

CAA Arena is back to 100% capacity, with no vaccine mandate in place. Other local and provincial COVID-19 guidelines must still be followed, including the wearing of masks inside CAA Arena, unless actively eating or drinking. Tickets for tonight’s game are available via Ticketmaster or the CAA Arena Box Office (open today 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.).

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