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Game Day Build-Up: Senators begin three-game road trip in Hartford

November 25, 2023

Belleville Sens Game Day Build-Up
Nov.25/23 @ Hartford Wolf Pack (NHL Affiliate: New York Rangers)

The Set-Up:

It’s been a week since the Belleville Senators (6-7-0-1) last played a game, and after some time to rest and a lot of work, their sights are focused on a three-game road trip, which begins tonight in Hartford against the Wolf Pack (11-4-2-0). The Senators have lost three straight games, after defeats last week to Lehigh Valley, Manitoba and Laval, but are poised for a reset as they kick off their trip at the XL Center, before heading to Bridgeport and Utica. Tonight, the Sens will matchup against a Wolf Pack team that has points in eight of ten games, including three straight wins, most recently, 4-2 at Springfield last night and boasts some of the top-scoring players in the American Hockey League.

Previous History:

This is the first of just two matchups between Belleville and Hartford this season and the first time the Senators and Wolf Pack have faced off since late in the 2021-22 campaign. It’s also just the eleventh time these teams have met in Belleville’s franchise history. Lifetime against the Wolf Pack, the Senators are 8-2-0-0, with a 5-0-0-0 mark at the XL Center, in Hartford. The return leg of the season series will be back at CAA Arena on March 24, 2024.

Roster Notes:

With the NHL Senators back from their Global Series trip to Sweden, defenders Jacob Larsson and Tyler Kleven, forward Matt Highmore and goaltender Mads Sogaard all returned to Belleville last week. However, Highmore and Sogaard were recalled again to Ottawa and are not with the B-Sens for tonight’s game. There’s not much good news on the injury front yet either, with both Cole Reinhardt and Graham McPhee added to the club’s injured list this week. They join Tarun Fizer, Tyler Boucher, Phil Daoust, and Brennan Saulnier. To help fill the void forward Orrin Centazzo was signed to a PTO from the Toledo Walleye (ECHL) and will play on a line alongside Zack Ostapchuk and Egor Sokolov. Full lineup details will be available prior to the puck drop.

Who to watch:

Senators leading goal-scorer Angus Crookshank continues to be the most consistent offensive threat for the Senators, riding a four-game point streak into tonight (three goals, two assists). Crookshank had a goal, plus eight shots on net in last Saturday’s loss, and has registered at least a point in eight of his last nine games.

The Wolf Pack have three players riding significant point streaks coming into tonight, including AHL leading scorer Jonny Brodzinski and Riley Nash. Brodinski has five goals and seven assists over that span, while Nash has one goal and six assists. Former Laval Rocket standout Alex Belzile is on a five-game point streak (four goals, four assists) for Hartford, while forward Adam Edstrom is also on a three-game goal streak.

Follow the action:

Tonight’s game starts at 7:30 p.m. (ET) can be seen on AHL TV and heard on the Belleville Sens Entertainment Network. Pregame coverage from the XL Center in Hartford, Connecticut, begins at 7:15 p.m. (ET) with David Foot.

Ticket info:

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