Boston has won back to back against the Philadelphia Flyers (W 3-2) and the Detroit Red Wings (W 5-3). The Bruins are 5-1-1 in their last seven games, and seem to have found their footing since being without forwards David Krejci and Brett Connolly. The Bruins scored 2 shorthanded goals in the victory against Detroit Sunday. Ottawa is eight points behind Boston for the 2nd wild card spot in the Eastern conference, mostly due to the play of Goaltender Andrew Hammond, who has a 7-0-1 in his first eight starts.
Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Reilly Smith
Milan Lucic-Ryan Spooner-David Pastrnak
Chris Kelly-Carl Soderberg-Loui Eriksson
Daniel Paille-Gregory Campbell-Maxime Talbot
Zdeno Chara-Dougie Hamilton
Torey Krug-Matt Bartkowski
Dennis Seidenberg-Adam McQuaid
Scratches: Brian Ferlin
Injuries: David Krejci (Knee), Kevan Miller (Shoulder), Brett Connolly (Finger)
Notes: Brad Marchand has 5 goals in four games, Ryan Spooner and Patrice Bergeron both have 4 assists in 4 games. Loui Eriksson has 3 points (2 goals and 1 assist) in 3 games.
Milan Michalek-Kyle Turris-Mark Stone
Mike Hoffman-Mika Zibanejad- Bobby Ryan
Matt Puempel-David Legwand-Alex Chiasson
Eric Condra-Jean Gabriel Pageau-Curtis Luzar
Marc Methot-Erik Karlsson
Patrick Wiercioch-Cody Ceci
Mark Borowiecki-Eric Gryba
Scratches:Colin Greening, Jared Cowen
Injuries:Robin Lehtner (Concussion), Clarke MacArthur (Concussion), Chris Phillips (Back), Zach Smith (Wrist), and Chris Neil (Back).
Notes: Mark Stone has 3 goals in 3 games. Mika Zibanejad has 7 points (3 goals, 4 assists) in 7 games.
Current Bruins Record: 33-22-10 (76 points) 2nd Wild Card spot in East
Current Senators Record: 30-23-11 (71 points) 6th in Atlantic