Anderson in net for Thursday’s game against Calgary

For tonight’s game against the Edmonton Oilers, Ottawa Senators coach Paul MacLean won’t make any changes to the lineup that defeated the Calgary Flames 3-1 on Tuesday night.

Anderson in net for Thursday’s game against Calgary

By Allen Panzeri

EDMONTON – For tonight’s game against the Edmonton Oilers, Ottawa Senators coach Paul MacLean won’t make any changes to the lineup that defeated the Calgary Flames 3-1 on Tuesday night.

That means Craig Anderson will be in net and David Rundblad will sit.

With a win, the Senators could sweep Alberta for the first time since the 2002-03 when they beat the Flames 1-0 and the Oilers 2-0.

Tonight’s game is the first of two meetings between the teams this year.

The Senators, in the midst of a six-game road trip, have won two straight.

The Oilers are just coming off a six-game road trip. They lost each of the last three games by three goals.

Nikolai Khabibulin will be in goal for the Oilers, who are struggling to find some goals of their own.

They’ve scored only 39 in 17 games, the third fewest in the Western Conference.

Oiler coach Tom Renney said centre Sam Gagner, suffering from a sore back, wouldn’t play.

Also, Renney announced that defenceman Cam Barker would have ankle surgery and be gone up to three months.

That puts the Oilers in the market for a defenceman.

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