Goalie nods: Condon gets second start for Sens, after posting shutout in debut

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Mike Condon is hopeful his second start with Ottawa goes as well at his first.

The Sens are hoping for the same, too.

Condon, who posted a 27-save shutout over Vancouver in his Sens debut, will be back in goal tonight when Ottawa takes on the Sabres in Buffalo.

That means Craig Anderson, who made 27 saves in a 3-1 loss to Nashville last night, gets a breather.

It’ll be curious to see how long Condon can extend his shutout streak. The Sabres have really struggled scoring goals this year, and have the third-lowest GPG rate (2.08) in the league thus far, but will get a boost tonight with the return of Evander Kane, who’s back after missing 11 games with a rib injury.

Kane had 20 goals in just 65 games last year, and will jump right onto Buffalo’s top line.

As for the Sabres’ starting netminder, it’ll be Robin Lehner once again. Lehner’s played very well of late, posting a 1.81 GAA and .947 save percentage over his last five starts.

Elsewhere…

Sergei Bobrovsky gets the nod for Columbus tonight. No word yet on a starter for the visiting Ducks.

— Both Chicago and St. Louis are rolling out their No. 1s for tonight’s Rivalry Night game: Corey Crawford for the ‘Hawks, Jake Allen for the Blues.

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