Game Thread: Senators @ Bruins

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Good afternoon!

The Bruins will face the Sens today for their very last — and super important — regular season game. Puck will be dropped at 12:30, and the game is on NESN+. There’s not a hell of a lot of info out there right now, but we know one thing:



This is really not great, but the Bruins can still win with Gustavsson, assuming the entire team plays for sixty minutes.


I have yet to see anything about lines, so I think we can assume the B’s are going with what they rolled on Thursday:


The Sens’ lines are probably looking like this:
Smith – Pageau – Ryan
Hoffman – Zibanejad – Dzingel
Puempel – Lazar – Chiasson
Robinson – Paul – Neil

Claesson – Karlsson
Kostka – Ceci
Harpur – Wideman

Anderson (starter)
Hammond


The Sens are 37-35-9 with 83 points. Not playoff bound. They can be effective sometimes, with guys like Bobby Ryan, Erik Karlsson, Kyle Turris, and Mika Zibanejad, but they’re generally not very scary. If the Bruins can keep the consistency they played with on Thursday, they’ve got this.


SOME FACTS:

  • Erik Karlsson has scored 81 points, which is the most for a defenseman since 1995-1996. He also is league leader in assists, and team leader in points.
  • Mike Hoffman leads the Sens in goals with 29.
  • Should the Bruins win in regulation or OT, they will only be eliminated if Detroit wins in regulation or overtime on top of the Flyers winning both of their remaining games.
  • Patrice Bergeron leads the Bruins with 68 points.
  • Brad Marchand is leading the Bruins with 37 goals, the most scored by a Bruin since Glen Murray, back in the days of the 700 pound line.
  • If the Bruins make it into the show, they’ll either play Tamppa Bay or Washington in the first round. Pulling for the Lightning here.

  • What’s on tap?


    OTHER THINGS:


    Idiot.


    Go B’s!

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