February 8, 2014

Tale of the Tape: Bruins vs. Senators

By Jesse Connolly

TEAM STATS

RECORD

STANDINGS

GOALS FOR

GOALS AGAINST

POWER PLAY

PENALTY KILL

 

36-16-4 (76 pts) 1st in Atlantic
2nd in East
3.00 (5th) 2.14 (2nd) 20.2% (7th) 83.2% (10th)
 
26-21-11 (63 pts) 6th in Atlantic
10th in East
2.83 (8th) 3.07 (28th) 19.1% (14th) 81.0% (20th)

TEAM LEADERS

GOALS

ASSISTS

POINTS

+/-

PIM

WINS

GAA

SV%

 

Marchand, Smith (18) David Krejci (35) David Krejci (48) Johnny Boychuk (+25)
Adam McQuaid (69) Tuukka Rask (25) Tuukka Rask (2.11) Tuukka Rask (.928)
      
Bobby Ryan (20) Erik Karlsson (39) Erik Karlsson (54) Kyle Turris (+17) Chris Neil (114) Craig Anderson (19) Robin Lehner (2.76) Robin Lehner (.921)


SEASON SERIES

Nov. 15, 2013: Boston 2 @ Ottawa 4

Dec. 27, 2013: Ottawa 0 @ Boston 5

Dec. 28, 2013: Boston 3 @ Ottawa 4

Feb. 8, 2014: Ottawa @ Boston
 

 

PROJECTED LINEUP

IN NET

INJURIES

Lucic - Krejci - Iginla
Marchand - Bergeron - Smith
Kelly - Soderberg - Eriksson
Paille - Campbell - Thornton

Bartkowski - Boychuk
Krug - Hamilton
Warsofsky - Miller

Tuukka Rask

Dennis Seidenberg (ACL/MCL)
Adam McQuaid (undisclosed) 


Greening - Spezza - Michalek
MacArthur - Turris - Condra
Conacher - Zibanejad - Ryan
Kassian - Smith - Neil

Cowen - Karlsson
Methot - Gryba
Wiercioch - Ceci 


Craig Anderson

Chris Phillips (lower body)


NEWS & NOTES

* The B's fought back to earn a point against the Blues Thursday, erasing a two-goal deficit in the third before losing in overtime on a goal by T.J. Oshie.

* Boston remains without Zdeno Chara, who carried the flag for Slovakia in the opening ceremonies of the 2014 Olympics in Sochi on Friday night.

* The Sens are 4-2-0 in their last six games. In their last six road games, they've scored three or more goals on five occasions.

 

ON A ROLL

ICE COLD

FUN FACTS


Jarome Iginla (12 pts last 7 GP)

Milan Lucic (8 pts last 7 GP)

Reilly Smith (0 pts last 4 GP)

Loui Eriksson (0 pts last 3 GP)

* Patrice Bergeron has 39 points in 50 career games against Ottawa, four of which have come in their first three matchups this season.

 

Erik Karlsson (3 pts last 2 GP)

Milan Michalek (3 pts last 2 GP)

Bobby Ryan (0 pts last 4 GP)

Clarke MacArthur (0 pts last 4 GP)

* Sens defenseman Eric Gryba ranked second on the Terriers with 106 penalty minutes during BU's 2009 national championship season.


WHAT TO WATCH FOR

* Home ice has proven to be quite important through the first three matchups in this season  series. In the lone game at TD Garden, Boston cruised to a 5-0 shutout victory. Up in Ottawa, defensive miscues were their undoing on two occasions. The Bruins will look to earn a split in their four-game set, as this is the last time they'll see the Sens in the regular season.

* Craig Anderson -- who was invited to Team USA's orientation camp last summer but inevitably bowed out of contention for a roster spot with a terrible start to the campaign -- has been playing much better over the last few months. The 32-year-old veteran goalie is 13-3-6 in his last 22 decisions with a save percentage of .919 during that stretch. He gets the nod today and will look to improve to 3-0 on the year against the Black and Gold.

* This'll be the last day of NHL hockey for nearly three weeks, as the Olympic break is set to begin. Don't be surprised if coach Claude Julien scales back the ice time for the four Olympians on the roster that are still present in Boston, including Tuukka Rask, as the B's have yet to name a starter as of 1:30 p.m.

* Bobby Ryan comes in with just one goal in his last 10 games. As such, he's been bumped off of Kyle Turris' wing and down to the third line. Ryan has two goals in the three matchups against Boston so far this season (to go along with solid career games against the B's), so don't be surprised if he finds twine and heads into the break on a high note.

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Email: jconnolly@hockeyjournal.com