Shorthanded Bruins Look To Continue Dominance Of Senators

Published January 25, 2018 at 2:29 PM

"Boston Bruins 64 pts (28-10-8)


Ottawa Senators 39 pts (15-22-9)

7:30 p.m. ET

Canadian Tire Centre – Ottawa, ON


Radio: 98.5 The Sports Hub

Season Series/Schedule

Date      Game                                    GWG

27-Dec  OTT 1 @ BOS                     Danton Heinen

30-Dec  BOS 5 @ OTT 0                  Ryan Spooner

25-Jan   BOS @ OTT        

7-Apr     OTT @ BOS        

Team Leaders

Bruins                                                                   Senators

Brad Marchand, 50          Points                   Mark Stone, 44

Brad Marchand, 21          Goals                    Mark Stone, 18

Brad Marchand, 29          Assists                  Erik Karlsson, 27

The Boston Bruins are in Canada's capital for one last game before the All-Star break. 

Although the Ottawa Senators have been a dumpster fire for most of the season, the Bruins could have their hands full due to some missing players.

Defenseman Charlie McAvoy and forward Noel Acciari are out with injuries while leading scorer Brad Marchand is serving the first game of his five-game suspension for elbowing Marcus Johannsson of the New Jersey Devils in the head.  The recently recall Anders Bjork and Frank Vatrano will draw into the lineup tonight.

Among the numerous players on the Senators injury report is Mark Stone, who leads the team in both goals and points.  However, they are getting Jean-Gabriel Pageau back in the lineup after he missed the last four games with an upper-body injury.

The Bruins have outscored the Senators 10-1 in their first two meetings of the season.  David Backes has led the way with four points (1 G, 3 A) while Riley Nash and Ryan Spooner have each scored a pair of goals against the Senators. 

Tuukka Rask will get the start in goal tonight.  He has given up just one goal on 51 shots in his two starts against Ottawa this season for a .980 save percentage.  Backup Mike Condon will start for the Senators.  He gave up five goals to the Bruins on 34 shots back on December 30.

Probable Bruins Lineup


Anders Bjork - Patrice Bergeron - David Pastrnak

Jake DeBrusk - David Krejci - Ryan Spooner

Danton Heinen- Riley Nash - David Backes

Tim Schaller- Sean Kuraly - Frank Vatrano


Zdeno Chara - Brandon Carlo

Torey Krug - Adam McQuaid

Matt Grzelcyk - Kevan Miller


Tukka Rask (18-4-2, 2.16 GAA, .923 save %, 2 SO)


D-Charlie McAvoy (irregular heartbeat) out, RW-Noel Acciari (lower-body) out, LW-Brad Marchand (suspension) out

Probable Senators Lineup


Mike Hoffman - Matt Duchene - Bobby Ryan

Zack Smith - Derick Brassard - Colin White

Tom Pyatt - Jean-Gabriel Pageau - Ryan Dzingel

Alexandre Burrows - Gabriel Dumont - Chris DiDomenico


Fredrik Claesson - Erik Karlsson

Dion Phaneuf - Cody Ceci

Mark Borowiecki - Thomas Chabot


Mike Condon (3-6-4, 3.45 GAA, .896 save %, 0 SO)


LW-Clarke MacArthur (undisclosed) out, D-Chris Wideman (hamstring) out, C-Nate Thompson (lower-body) out, RW-Mark Stone (knee) day-to-day, D-Johnny Oduya (undisclosed) out, C-Filip Chlapik (upper-body) day-to-day 

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