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There's no place like home for the holidays. That Hallmark sentiment rings true for the Boston Bruins, who will be happy to see their 3-game road trip come to end. The trip has seen them lose games and personnel, as they have gone 0-1-1 and are currently without the services of 3 of their top 6 defensemen. The B's will look to turns things around tonight when they take on the Ottawa Senators at Scotiabank Place. Only one point separates the two teams in the Northeast Division standings as the Senators sit in second place with 40 points, while the Bruins trail behind with 39 points. The Sens are coming off a 4-1 win over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday, while the B's are trying bounce back from getting shutout 2-0 against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night.

Know Your Enemy

Ottawa Senators (18-13-4; 2nd in Northeast, 5th in Eastern Conference)

Head Coach: Cory Clouston (2nd Year; 37-24-8)

SB Nation's Senators Blog: Silver Seven

Leading Goal Scorer:


Milan Michalek

#9 / Left Wing / Ottawa Senators

6-2

225

Dec 07, 1984



G A P +/- PIM
2009 - Milan Michalek 16 6 22 -7 8

 

Goaltending:


GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2009 - Brian Elliott 20 1154 9 8 52 2.70 528 476 .902 2


GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2009 - Mike Brodeur 1 60 1 0 1 1.00 23 22 .957 0

 

Injury Report


Boston Bruins Injuries

Questionable

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Derek Morris undisclosed 12/20/2009
Dennis Wideman undisclosed 12/20/2009

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Milan Lucic ankle 11/26/2009
Mark Stuart sternum 12/15/2009


Ottawa Senators Injuries

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Shean Donovan knee 11/20/2009
Jason Spezza knee 12/16/2009
Chris Neil knee 11/26/2009
Nick Foligno knee 12/15/2009
Pascal Leclaire jaw 11/24/2009

 

Projected Lines & D-Pairs

Boston

Marco Sturm
Marc Savard
Michael Ryder
Daniel Paille
Patrice Bergeron
Mark Recchi
Blake Wheeler
David Krejci
Byron Bitz
Steve Begin
Vladimir Sobotka
Shawn Thornton
Zdeno Chara Matt Hunwick
Andrew Ference Johnny Boychuk
Andy Wozniewski Adam McQuaid

 

Ottawa

Milan Michalek
Jesse Winchester
Daniel Alfredsson
Peter Regin
Mike Fisher
Alex Kovalev
Jarkko Ruutu
Chris Kelly
Jonathan Cheechoo
Chris Campoli
Josh Hennessy
Ryan Shannon
Chris Phillips Anton Volchenkov
Erik Karlsson Filip Kuba
Alexandre Picard Matt Carkner

 

Notes:

- As of last night when I wrote this, Derek Morris was still listed as questionable with an undisclosed injury.

- Ottawa is 13-4-3 at home this season.

- Ottawa goalie Mike Brodeur got the win and turned aside 22 of 23 shots in his NHL debut on Saturday vs. the Wild.

- The Bruins have lost 4 straight (0-2-2) and have been 0 for 11 on the power play in those 4 games.

- Ottawa takes the 6th most penalty minutes per game in the league (14.5 minutes/game).

- For more on the game, Check out Silver Seven

- The puck drops at 7:30 and can be seen on NESN. The Public Skate open thread starts at 7:00.

Today's Obligatory Embarrassing Senators Fan YouTube Video

 

I have to admit that one was pretty funny. Apparently, this is video #3 of the series. Be sure to check out the original Jonathan Cheechoo Song and The Better Cheechoo Song.