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.
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!
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
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.
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
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*