November 1, 2011

Campbell: Taking on streaking Sens a good thing for B’s

By Jesse Connolly

Tonight’s tilt at TD Garden will pit two teams going in opposite directions against one another.

On one side there are the Ottawa Senators, a team steamrolling their way up the standings via six-straight victories. They’ll look to continue their winning ways against a Bruins’ squad that’s lost four of their last five games to drop to 3-7-0 on the season.

Boston’s frustrations have been building as they try to scramble out of their skid.

“It’s definitely creeping into the room a bit,” said Brad Marchand. “We just have to realize we have to take it one game at a time. If we can get a win (Tuesday) night and get our confidence back a bit, maybe we can push that out of the room and out of our minds and hopefully get on a roll.”

Historically speaking, the Senators seem like as good of an opponent as any to help the B’s right their ship, as the Black and Gold have dominated their season series in recent years. But the Bruins, to their credit, aren’t going to bank on any success in the past factoring into Tuesday’s tilt.

“Every game is a new one and we have to make sure we’re prepared and focused for it,” said Marchand. “If not, then obviously we’re going to have the same results we’ve had all year.”

Center Greg Campbell believes a game against a team as hot as the Senators could be just what the doctor ordered for the B’s.

“I think at the end of the day they’re competing hard. They’ve got a bunch of young guys, some talented players and a good goaltender,” Campbell said of the Sens.

“It’s a good challenge for us and they’re going to force us to compete hard and match their intensity level. When you’re in something like this, it’s actually good to be playing a hot team and a team that’s going to test us and make sure we’re on top of our game.”