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Bruins and Senators ready to face-off in Northeast Division clash

The Bruins and Senators will meet for the sixth and final time this season when they take the ice at TD Garden this afternoon. The Bruins took the first four contests, but Ottawa handed the Bruins an embarrassing 5-1 loss on Monday afternoon. The Bruins' 54 points leave them just barely hanging on to one of the top 8 spots in the Eastern Conference. The struggling Bruins have lost 6 of their last 7 (1-5-1 in their last seven games), while the Sens are riding a 5-game win streak.

Know Your Enemy

Ottawa Senators (27-21-4)

Head Coach: Cory Clouston

SB Nation's Senators Hockey Blog: Silver Seven

Leading Goal Scorers:


Mike Fisher

#12 / Center / Ottawa Senators

6-1

209

Jun 05, 1980



G A P +/- PIM
2009 - Mike Fisher 17 22 39 9 27


Milan Michalek

#9 / Left Wing / Ottawa Senators

6-2

225

Dec 07, 1984



G A P +/- PIM
2009 - Milan Michalek 17 6 23 -7 16


Goaltending:


Brian Elliott

#30 / Goalie / Ottawa Senators

6-2

201

Apr 09, 1985



GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2009 - Brian Elliott 29 1560 13 11 71 2.73 711 640 .900 2


Mike Brodeur

#31 / Goalie / Ottawa Senators

6-2

190

Mar 30, 1983



GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2009 - Mike Brodeur 3 180 3 0 3 1.00 87 84 .966 1


Injury Report


Boston Bruins Injuries

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Andrew Ference groin 01/06/2010
Marc Savard knee 01/08/2010
Byron Bitz
undisclosed
01/18/2010
Steve Begin undisclosed 01/18/2010
Marco Sturm leg 01/18/2010


Ottawa Senators Injuries

Probable

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Milan Michalek concussion 01/21/2010

Questionable

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Mike Brodeur other-excused 01/21/2010
Anton Volchenkov upper body 01/23/2010

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Jesse Winchester knee 01/10/2010
Jason Spezza knee 12/16/2009
Pascal Leclaire concussion 01/14/2010

Notes:

- The Senators have outscored their opponents 18-5 over their last 5 games.

- Jason Spezza is expected to make his return to the lineup for Ottawa.

- There was no morning skate today, but Claude Julien indicated that the lineup should look the same as Thursday night:

Daniel Paille
Patrice Bergeron
Mark Recchi
Milan Lucic
David Krejci
Blake Wheeler
Michael Ryder
Trent Whitfield
Miroslav Satan
Shawn Thornton
Vladimir Sobotka
Drew Larman
Zdeno Chara
Derek Morris
Mark Stuart
Dennis Wideman
Matt Hunwick
Johnny Boychuk

 

- Money Line: Bruins -135 Senators +115

- The Bruins are scheduled to wear their Winter Classic uniforms today.

- The Bruins are 8-3-1 vs. the Northeast Division this year.

- Brian Elliott and Tim Thomas have played in all 5 of the games between these two team this season.

- This is the 100th meeting between the Bruins and Senators. The B's lead the lifetime series 55-29-8-7.

- The game starts at 1:00 and will air on NESN. The open thread starts right here a half hour before puck drop.

Today's Obligatory Embarrassing Senators Fan YouTube Video