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Preview: Bruins visit Ottawa

Back to the east coast

NHL: Ottawa Senators at Boston Bruins Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Just the Facts:

When: 7:30 est

Where: Canadian Tire Centre

How to Follow: NESN, 98.5 The Sports Hub

Records: Bruins (4-2-2, 8 PTS), Senators (4-2-1, 7 PTS)

Rival SBN Site: Silver Seven Sens

Know your Enemy

The Senators are 3-1 since losing 6-3 to the Bruins on the 8th. Chris Tierney, who was brought to Ottawa this fall as a part of the Karlsson deal, is tied for the team lead in points with 2015 first found draft pick, Thomas Chabot at 9. Maxime Lajoie, who only scored a single goal in 54 American Hockey League contests last season, is tied for the team lead in goals with Mark Stone at 4. Outside of the game at TD Garden, Craig Anderson has started every game for the Senators.

Game Notes

  • The Bruins will still be missing Kevan Miller, Charlie McAvoy, and David Backes. That means Joakim Nordstrom will be centering the “third” line while Kampfer and Vaakanainen will be in the lineup to play the back end.
  • Vaakanainen was pretty honest about his poor start on Saturday night. He was on the ice for a goal against on his first NHL shift. However, he grew more comfortable as the game went on. With a day of rest, followed by a day of practice, hopefully we will see a better performance out of him and Grzelcyk.
  • Let’s be honest, the bottom six doesn’t look to pretty. Will we see another game relying on the top line, or will someone else step up?
  • Tuukka Rask is expected to get the start tonight. Some were surprised Halak started for the Bruins Saturday night in Vancouver. Rask has struggled to start the season and is looking to build a little confidence against a weak Ottawa team.