December 28, 2013

Tale of the Tape: Bruins vs. Senators

By Jesse Connolly

TEAM STATS

RECORD

STANDINGS

GOALS FOR

GOALS AGAINST

POWER PLAY

PENALTY KILL

 

24-10-2 (48 pts) 1st in Atlantic
2nd in East
2.90 (9th) 1.97 (2nd) 22.6% (5th) 86.9% (3rd)
 
16-16-4 (21 pts) 7th in Central
12th in West
2.75 (11th) 3.15 (28th) 18.9% (12th) 78.8% (24th)

TEAM LEADERS

GOALS

ASSISTS

POINTS

+/-

PIM

WINS

GAA

SV%

 

Reilly Smith (14) David Krejci (25) David Krejci (33) Patrice Bergeron (+17)
Adam McQuaid (46) Tuukka Rask (20) Tuukka Rask (1.81) Tuukka Rask (.938)
   
Bobby Ryan (17) Erik Karlsson (27) Erik Karlsson (37)
Kyle Turris (+14) Chris Neil (99) Craig Anderson (10) Robin Lehner (2.68) Robin Lehner (.922)


SEASON SERIES

Nov. 15, 2013: Boston 2 @ Ottawa 4

Dec. 27, 2013: Ottawa 0 @ Boston 5

Dec. 28, 2013: Boston @ Ottawa

Feb. 8, 2014: Ottawa @ Boston

 

PROJECTED LINEUP

IN NET

INJURIES

Lucic - Krejci - Iginla
Marchand - Bergeron - Smith
Johnson - Spooner - Fraser
Paille - Campbell - Caron 

Bartkowski - Boychuk
Krug - McQuaid
Warsofsky - Trotman

Tuukka Rask

Loui Eriksson (concussion)
Carl Soderberg (upper body?)
Dennis Seidenberg (ACL/MCL)
Shawn Thornton (suspension)
Chris Kelly (fractured fibula)
Dougie Hamilton (lower body) 


Conacher - Smith - Michalek
MacArthur - Turris - Ryan
Greening - Pageau - Neil
Zibanejad - TBD - Condra

Cowen - Karlsson
Ceci - Gryba


Craig Anderson

Jason Spezza (lower body)
Chris Phillips (foot) 


NEWS & NOTES

* The Bruins lost Dennis Seidenberg for the remainder of the season, as he'll be out 6-8 months with a torn ACL/MCL.

* Boston thumped Ottawa, 5-0, in the first game of their home-and-home series Friday night.

* Zdeno Chara was a late scratch and is reportedly day-to-day.

 

ON A ROLL

ICE COLD

FUN FACTS


Reilly Smith (5 pts last 2 GP)

Jarome Iginla (3 pts last 2 GP)

Jordan Caron (0 pts last ... I lost count)

* This will be Patrice Bergeron's 50th game against Ottawa. He has 15-23-38 totals.


Erik Karlsson (3 pts last 2 GP)

Marc Methot (4 pts last 4 GP)

Robin Lehner (5.00 GAA last 2 GP)

* This will be Chris Neil's 65th game against Boston. He has 180 penalty minutes through the first 64.


WHAT TO WATCH FOR

* The B's are lucky Ottawa doesn't have Jason Spezza in the lineup tonight, 'cause, boy, are they up against it with Seidenberg and Chara both out of action. Tuukka Rask, who played last night against the Sens and got the shutout, probably won't be able to repeat that feat on the road in the second half of the back-to-back.

* If you wanted to get a look at a potential trade target for the Bruins, Chris Phillips, forget about it. He's out with a foot injury.

* Boston's red-hot power play will look to keep things going and have a good chance of doing so against Craig Anderson. The veteran goalie's been off all season. On home ice this season, he's 5-7-2 with a save percentage of .895.

Twitter: @JesseNEHJ
Email: jconnolly@hockeyjournal.com