Goalie nods: Sens go with the Hamburglar after Anderson torched by Devils

After arguably their worst first period of the season last night against New Jersey, the Ottawa Senators will change starting netminders.

Andrew Hammond gets the nod on Friday at home against the Isles, just one evening after Craig Anderson was lit up for four goals on seven shots in just over a half-period of play.

While the back-to-back in Ottawa’s schedule always suggested this would be Hammond’s game, Anderson could’ve easily been available for selection, given he only played 13:56 last night. Hammond actually had a significantly busier workload, facing 12 New Jersey shots over the final 40-plus minutes of action.

Regardless, it’s Hamburglar who’s in tonight. He’ll be up against Jaroslav Halak in the Islanders’ goal.

Elsewhere…

— No sense fixing what isn’t broken for Detroit, as the Wings will continue to ride the red-hot Petr Mrazek against the Sabres. For Buffalo, Robin Lehner gets the start.

— Looks as though Henrik Lundqvist will get the nod when the Rangers take on the ‘Canes in Carolina. Bill Peters hasn’t announced his starter yet, but it’s likely to be Eddie Lack, even though Lack did play last night (a shutout win over Toronto).

— After Al Montya started, and lost, on Monday, Roberto Luongo is back in goal for the Panthers as they host Chicago. Looks as though Scott Darling will start for the ‘Hawks, and give Corey Crawford the night off.

— In Colorado, no surprises in goal: Semyon Varlamov goes for the Avs, Brian Elliott for the Blues.

 

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