Just the Facts
When: 7:00 PM
Where: TD Garden
How to Watch: NESN, CITY, TVAS
Rival SBN site: Silver Seven Sens
Know your enemy:
Leading scorers: (GP | G - A - P)
- Mark Stone: 58 | 20 - 42 - 62
- Erik Karlsson: 71 | 9 - 53 - 62
- Mike Hoffman: 80 | 22 - 34 - 56
Goaltenders: (GP | SV% | GAA)
- Craig Anderson: 57 | .899 | 3.31
- Mike Condon: 31 | .902 | 3.25
The Senators will be on the second half of a back to back, having played the Pittsburgh Penguins last night. They will also be without some of their top players, as Erik Karlsson (personal reasons) and Mark Stone (leg) are both out with injury. The Bruins still have the possibility to finish first in the East if they win out and Tampa either wins in a shootout, or loses in any fashion against Carolina, with Tampa holding the ROW tiebreaker and the Bruins the head to head advantage.
The Bruins are still plagued with injury, but with Colby Cave’s demotion the Bruins are expected to have Tommy Wingels back from his 2 game hand injury, with the potential for Rick Nash (upper body) to return as well. Riley Nash (40 stitches in the ear) and Sean Kuraly (Upper body) have also not resumed skating yet, with the hopes of returning soon. Brandon Carlo (Broken ankle) and Anders Bjork (shoulder) are still out for the season.
Jonathan Pitre, the Butterfly Child, passed away Wednesday night due complications from a disease called epidermolysis bullosa, or EB. For more information on him, James Duthie did a wonderful segment on him in 2015, and the Ottawa Citizen has a good piece on him here. Best wishes to his family.
Editorial: Overnight, the Humboldt Broncos, a Junior A team in Sasketchewan, was stricken by tragedy as the Team’s Bus was T-boned by a Semi on their way to their most recent game. Of the 28 on the bus, 14 are confirmed to have died, 14 are injured, three of which are in critical condition. SCoC wishes nothing but the best for those who are injured, that those in critical condition to pull through, and we cannot adequately express our sorrow and condolences to the families of those whose members have passed. If you want to help the families of those affected during this difficult time, please visit this link.