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Northeast Division Showdown: Bruins vs. Senators

The last time the Boston Bruins were up against the Ottawa Senators, the Bruins were looking for their fifth win on the season. That 5-3 victory with five different goal scorers spurred the almost perfect November for the Bruins.

Boston is first in the Northeast Division with 39 points and Ottawa trails by 7 with 32 points and is in last. The Bruins are 7-2-1 in their last 10 while the Senators are 4-4-2, just having gotten their first win in four games last night.

Zdeno Chara (knee) and Gregory Campbell (foot) will not be in the lineup for the Bruins. After an awkward collision with his teammate last night, Milan Michalek is likely sidelined for the Senators.

Projected Lines:
Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Nathan Horton
Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Tyler Seguin
Benoit Pouliot-Chris Kelly-Rich Peverley
Daniel Paille-Zach Hamill-Shawn Thornton

Dennis Seidenberg-Johnny Boychuk
Andrew Ference-Joe Corvo
Steven Kampfer-Adam McQuaid

Tim Thomas will be in net and Jordan Caron will be the healthy scratch

Notable Notes:
- The Bruins are 9-1-0 in their last 10 meetings in Ottawa

- Tim Thomas has 7 road wins this season and 1 loss in 10 games played

- 8 different active Bruins players are from Ontario with Benoit Pouliot's hometown only at hour outside Ottawa

- Patrice Bergeron hasn't scored a goal since November 25th against the Detroit Red Wings

- Chara skated this morning for the first time since his injury and traveled with the team but isn't expected to play on the road trip.

And oh hey, apparently there's an Ottawa Senators song (the only downside is its done by a Leafs fan)