OTTAWA – Good morning from Scotiabank Place, where the Bruins will kick off a two-game road swing against the Senators.
Tuukka Rask and Anton Khudobin should split the games tonight and tomorrow. For now, we’ll assume that Rask will get tonight’s nod. Rask is coming off a 3-0 shutout over Philadelphia.
Puck drop: 7:30 p.m.
TV/radio info: NESN (Jack Edwards, Andy Brickley, Naoko Funayama),98.5 The Sports Hub (Dave Goucher, Bob Beers)
Records: Bruins 16-3-3, Senators 13-8-4
Projected Bruins lineup:
Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Nathan Horton
Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Tyler Seguin
Jordan Caron-Chris Kelly-Rich Peverley
Daniel Paille-Gregory Campbell-Shawn Thornton
Zdeno Chara-Johnny Boychuk
Dennis Seidenberg-Dougie Hamilton
Andrew Ference-Adam McQuaid
Healthy scratches: Aaron Johnson, Jay Pandolfo, Lane MacDermid
Storylines: The Senators are only four points behind the Bruins for second place in the Northeast Division. The longer Ottawa holds on, the less likely it becomes that Daniel Alfredsson is placed on the trade market. The Bruins would be interested in the Ottawa captain… The Bruins have the second-best road power play in the league (26.7 percent). The Senators have the second-best penalty kill overall (89.1 percent) behind the Bruins… Ottawa will be without Dave Dziurzynski, who was KO’ed by Frazer McLaren last week… David Krejci will appear in his 400th NHL game tonight… Eric Furlatt and Justin St. Pierre will be the referees. Steve Barton and Derek Nansen will be the linesmen.