Let’s Clinch or Die: Boston vs Ottawa

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It’s that time guys.

It’s the last game of the year, meaning if we don’t win this game, the Bruins are gonna die.

Not literally, but you probably know what I mean.

If the Bruins lose this game, and Philly and Detroit both win, there is NO PLAYOFFS.

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lets not end up like last year…

The Bruins are preparing for a tough test at home versus the Ottawa Senators, the one team who beat us out of our playoff spot last season. Ottawa is already mathmatically eliminated from playoff contention. The Bruins have a 17-17-6 record at home, and are looking to make the record a winning one at this final game of the regular season. Ottawa has a 37-35-9 record on the season and sit 11th place in the Eastern Conference.

In the Last meeting between these two teams, the Senators won in overtime at the Canadian Tire Centre with a 2-1 decision. Mark Stone scored the winning goal, and David Pastrnak was the lone Bruin with a goal.

The Bruins are coming off of a 5-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings at home, allowing more breathing room in the standings for a playoff spot. Torey Krug finished with 1 goal and 2 assists (3 points), and was named the first star of the game. The Bruins sit in the second wild card spot, with the Philadelphia Flyers two points behind. For those who want to see the really confusing playoff clinching scenarios for the Bruins, click here.)

The Senators are also coming off of a home win, a 3-1 decision against the Atlantic leading Florida Panthers. Rookie Buddy Robinson scored his first NHL goal, and Jaromir Jagr scored the lone Panthers goal.

Here are your projected lineups!

BOSTON BRUINS:

Ryan Spooner-David Krejci-Loui Eriksson

Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Lee Stempniak

Matt Beleskey-Max Talbot-David Pastrnak

Frank Vatrano-Noel Acciari-Landon Ferraro

Zdeno Chara-Kevan Miller

Torey Krug-Adam McQuaid

John Michael Liles-Colin Miller

Tuukka Rask

Jonas Gustavsson

Injuries: Chris Kelly (Leg), Brett Connolly (undisclosed), Jimmy Hayes (undisclosed), and Dennis Seidenberg (Lower Body)

Scratches: Joe Morrow, Zach Trotman, Tyler Randell

Important Notes: The Bruins officially have 3 30-goal scorers this season, thanks to Loui Eriksson’s goal last night vs DET. Eriksson has three goals and three assists to make a four game point streak.

OTTAWA SENATORS:

Zach Smith-Jean Gabriel Pageau-Ryan Dzingel

Mike Hoffman-Mika Zibanejad-Bobby Ryan

Matt Puempel-Nick Paul-Alex Chiasson

Buddy Robinson-Curtis Lazar-Chris Neil

Fredrik Claesson-Erik Karlsson

Michael Kostka-Cody Ceci

Ben Harpur-Chris Wideman

Andrew Hammond

Craig Anderson

Injuries: Dion Phaneuf (lower body),  Mark Borowiecki (knee),  Kyle Turris (ankle), Chris Phillips (back), Clarke MacArthur (concussion), Patrick Wiercioch (Undisclosed), Marc Methot (Undisclosed), and Mark Stone (Undisclosed)

Scratch: Scott Gomez

Important Note: Erik Karlsson has 2 goals and 3 assists, which gives him a 4 game point streak.

fear the bear and WE WANT PLAYOFFS *clap clap clapclapclap*

^AHC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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