OTTAWA – Good morning from Scotiabank Place, where the Bruins will look to halt a two-game losing streak tonight against the Senators.
Adam McQuaid (left shoulder strain) will not play tonight. McQuaid is out for 3-4 weeks. Aaron Johnson will replace McQuaid. The Bruins have not recalled a defenseman from Providence.
David Krejci (right leg) is day-to-day. For now, we’ll assume Ryan Spooner will play in his second straight game. This is Spooner’s hometown rink. He is from Kanata.
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 19-6-3, Senators 16-8-6
Projected Bruins lineup:
Milan Lucic-Ryan Spooner-Nathan Horton
Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Tyler Seguin
Jay Pandolfo-Rich Peverley-Jordan Caron
Daniel Paille-Gregory Campbell-Shawn Thornton
Zdeno Chara-Dougie Hamilton
Aaron Johnson-Dennis Seidenberg
Andrew Ference-Johnny Boychuk
Healthy scratch: Lane MacDermid
Storylines: The Senators lost yet another player on Tuesday. This time, it was defenseman Marc Methot (leg). No word on whether Methot will be available tonight. Ottawa is already without Erik Karlsson, Jason Spezza, Craig Anderson, Milan Michalek, and Jared Cowen… The Bruins have won 10 straight games at Scotiabank Place… The Bruins have blown four third-period leads this month… Robin Lehner will start in goal for Ottawa. Lehner was in goal for the two previous games against the Bruins… Paul Devorski and Dennis LaRue will be the referees. Michel Cormier and Mike Cvik will be the linesmen.