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The Bruins are in Ottawa tonight to take on the Ottawa Senators. The Senators have surprised everyone by jumping out of the gate with a 5-2-1 record. The injury-plagued B's will try to build off of a strong performance on Thursday night against Philadelphia (4-3 shootout loss). Meanwhile, the Sens will shoot to extend their winning streak to three games.

Know Your Enemy

Ottawa Senators (5-2-1)

Head Coach: Cory Clouston

Leading Scorer:


G A P +/- PIM
2009 - Milan Michalek 5 0 5 -1 4

 Goaltending:


GP MIN W L T EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2009 - Pascal Leclaire 7 421 4 2 19 2.71 195 176 .903 0


GP MIN W L T EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2009 - Brian Elliott 1 60 1 0 2 2.00 28 26 .929 0

Brian Elliott is expected to get the start in goal for the Sens tonight. Pascal Leclaire is battling a case of the flu.

Injury Report


Boston Bruins Injuries

Probable

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Shawn Thornton undisclosed 10/24/2009

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Milan Lucic fingers 10/17/2009
Marc Savard foot 10/21/2009
Shawn Thornton (undisclosed injury or "sore vagina" if you ask Thornton) is expected to be back in the lineup

Ottawa Senators Injuries

Questionable

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Filip Kuba other-excused 10/24/2009

Doubtful

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Milan Michalek other-excused 10/24/2009
Pascal Leclaire other-excused 10/24/2009

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Jesse Winchester knee 10/02/2009

Projected Lines


Bruins Projected Lines & D-Pairs

 

  Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - Michael Ryder
Marco Sturm - David Krejci - Mark Recchi
Daniel Paille - Trent Whitfield - Blake Wheeler
Shawn Thornton - Steve Begin - Byron Bitz

Zdeno Chara - Derek Morris
Matt Hunwick - Dennis Wideman
Mark Stuart - Andrew Ference

 

Senators Projected Lines & D-Pairs

   

Alex Kovalev - Mike Fisher - Daniel Alfredsson
Milan Michalek (if healthy) - Jason Spezza - Jonathan Cheechoo
Nick Foligno - Peter Regin - Chris Neil
Jarkko Ruutu - Chris Kelly - Ryan Shannon
 
Chris Phillips - Anton Volchenkov
Alexandre Picard - Erik Karlsson
Matt Carkner - Chris Campoli

 

Notes:

- Tonight's game will be Mark Recchi's 1,500th NHL game. He is also one assist shy of reaching #900.

- Ottawa has not won this season when giving up the first goal (0-1-1).

- Alarming Statistic: the Bruins have been outshot 94-64 in the third period this season.

- Ottawa has the second worst power play in the league (4 for 32), but do a great job killing penalties (88.6%).

- Ottawa might lead the league in guys named Chris (4 on active roster).

- Game starts at 7:00, Stanley Cup of Chowder Public Skate open thread starts at 6:30.

Today's Obligatory Embarrassing Sens Fan YouTube Video

This kid needs to learn some editing skills. The key to making an embarrassing video like this is not to show your face.