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Bruins vs. Senators Game 2 PREVIEW

They did it once, can they do it again?

Boston Bruins v Ottawa Senators - Game One Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images

Just the Facts:

The Time: 3pm EST on Saturday

The Place: Canadian Tire Centre, Kanata Ottawa, Ontario

The Series: Boston leads 1-0 over Ottawa

Place to Watch: NBC, TVAS, Sportsnet

Place to Listen: 98.5 The Sports Hub

Game Notes:

  • Boston is coming into this game off of a number of heroic efforts, namely by Frank Vatrano’s first postseason goal and Brad Marchand’s game winner after having the puck in the offensive zone for a solid six minutes or so (give or take a few).
  • Tuukka Rask in his return to the postseason was very impressive, posting a .963 in SV% on 27 shots. And he had to be in some occasions.
  • Boston took zero shots in the second period that landed either in the net or on Craig Anderson in game 1. That’s typically considered not good. Period 1b is a thing, and you should fear it.
  • Your previous game possession leaders were: Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand, David Pastrnak, Tim Schaller, and Colin Miller, though Miller only played a combined 6 minutes.
  • Colin Miller got hurt by Mark Borowiecki during last game. It was cheap, it was stupid, and I hope Borowiecki gets crushed for it. That said, no callups have happened yet so one can run on the assumption that he’ll be playing tomorrow.
  • Jason York, former Bruins defenseman, said of Charlie McAvoy: “Looked like he'd been in the league for 10 years."
  • Everyone on Ottawa appears to be doing alright, but they still have plenty of players out on injury. Stay tuned for more.
  • Blanking Ottawa at home would be huge for Boston, especially since games 3 and 4 will be in front of a raucous TD Garden crowd

Previous Game Highlight:

This was a tremendous shift that got Boston the game winner. Unreal stuff by the first line.