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Bruins vs. Senators Preview: Svedberg's backup debut

Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Just the Facts:

Game Time: 7PM, TD Garden. TV Broadcast: NESN. Radio Broadcast: 98.5 The Sports Hub

Rival SB Nation Site: Silver Seven

SBN Game Site: Senators vs Bruins coverage

Records: Bruins 25-10-2 vs. Senators 15-17-7

Preds Lines:

Chris Neil - Colin Greening - Zack Smith
Milan Michalek - Jason Spezza - Cory Conacher
Clark MacArthur - Kyle Turris - Bobby Ryan
Matt Kassian - Jean-Gabriel Pageau - Erik Condra
Marc Methot - Eric Gryba
Jared Cowen - Erik Karlsson
Chris Phillips - Cody Ceci
Robin Lehner
Craig Anderson

Bruins Lines:

Milan Lucic - David Krejci - Jarome Iginla
Reilly Smith - Patrice Bergeron - Brad Marchand
Carl Soderberg - Ryan Spooner - Matt Fraser
Jordan Caron - Gregory Campbell - Nick Johnson
Zdeno Chara - Torey Krug
Matt Bartkowski - Dennis Seidenberg
Johnny Boychuk - Matt Bartkowski
Tuukka Rask


I have to be honest; every time I look at the Ottawa Senators' lineup and Jean-Gabriel Pageau's name pops up, I instantly stop what I'm doing and start singing the Pageau song. Because honestly - this guy basically single-handedly took the Habs out of the playoffs last year and he deserves gratitude for that.

Ottawa has not been very good as of late! They're 4-3-3 in their last 10 (you milk those loser points, Ottawa) although they did trounce the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in their last match. Erik Karlsson is now beating Torey Krug by TWO WHOLE GOALS in the defenseman scoring race. Get back on your horse, Krug.

Another nice story out of Ottawa recently is the emergence of Cody Ceci, a guy who grew up in Ottawa, played for the Ottawa 67's of the OHL for junior hockey, and scored his first NHL goal in his first NHL game in Ottawa in overtime. It must be awesome to be him.

On the Bruins' side, Niklas Svedberg!!!! will be backing up Tuukka Rask tonight. The theme for this Bruins season should just be "Suddenly: SCANDINAVIA!", I swear. Julien has said that Svedbest should get a start in the next few games - one could imagine that it might even come tomorrow night against Ottawa.

Bartkowski is back in with Warsofsky having been sent to Providence. Get well soon Dougie.


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