Tonight, two teams at opposite ends of the NHL hockey spectrum will face-off at the TD Garden, when the Ottawa Senators pay a visit to the defending Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins. One team has been clicking on all cylinders, reeling off 6 straight victories. Meanwhile, the other squad has lost three-in-a-row and seven of their first ten. At first glance, one would think that the defending champion Bruins are the team that is on a hot streak, and it is the lowly Senators who sit last in the Eastern Conference. However, in an unexpected role reversal of sorts, it is the Ottawa Senators who sit in 4th place in the East with a 7-5-0 (14 Points) record, while the Boston Bruins sit in dead last in the East with a 3-7-0 (6 Points) mark. Tonight the Bruins will try to crawl out of last place as they seek their 4th win of the 2011-’12 season.
Tonight’s Projected Line-Up (Subject To Change):
Scratches– ….. Pouliot, Kampfer
KEY NOTES & STATS
– The Sens will be without Captain Daniel Alfredsson who suffered a concussion on Saturday against the New York Rangers.
– The Bruins have a 1-4-0 record in 1-goal games, which matches their position in the standings at 29th in the NHL.
– Ottawa’s top-line center Jason Spezza has 6 goals and 9 assists in 12 games this season, and has 37 points in 43 career games against Boston.
– Bruins centerman David Krejci, who has registered only 1 goal and zero assists in 7 games this season, has 20 points (7 goals/13 assists) in 23 career games against the Senators.
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