19. Boston Bruins at Ottawa Senators. Time To Go Back To Back, Jack.

Jon's recap of last night's game is so awesome. Seriously, his recap is like an action movie and I'm sure my preview is going to be like a bad romance comedy staring Vince Vaughn, which lately is every Vince Vaughn movie after Wedding Crashers. 

Fuck, I loved Wedding Crashers. 

Anyway, the Bruins are in Ottawa tonight to face the Senators. Ottawa definitely isn't living up to their expectations at the moment, sitting 9th in the Eastern Conference, and Erik Karlsson is suddenly bitching out him not being able to live up to the media expectations of him

Jesus Christ, I can't stand this fucking kid. 

First he wins a Norris Trophy he never should have won. Yup, you heard me. I wrote about it at length, breaking down important statistical categories for defensemen and Karlsson only dominated point totals. That's it. This includes a whopping 33 seconds of penalty kill time per game. So now Karlsson comes back to Earth and he complains about not being some fucking god? 

I have some good advice for you Erik: 

But even more seriously, you're a 4th forward. 

Craig Anderson has played since his pretty horrific looking injury against Dallas, but he certainly didn't look good in the game. He played against Philadelphia on November 12 and allowed 5 goals. I'm not sure who will be in net for Ottawa tonight but here are the career splits vs Boston: 

Craig Anderson: 11 GP, 3.45 GAA, .899 SV%, 1 shutout, 28 even strength goals against and 8 power play goals against.

Robin Lehner: 7 GP, 2.11 GAA, .943 SV%, 1 shutout, 13 even strength goals against and 2 power play goals against.

So based on these numbers alone, I don't want to see Lehner in net at all. And since we're playing splits, here is Rask career vs Ottawa: 

Tuukka Rask: 6 GP, 1.77 GAA, .940 SV%, 1 shutout, 6 even strength goals against and 5 power play goals against. 

It looks like Anderson will be in net tonight, but there's no confirmation yet. 

After a long game last night, I would expect Boston to come out flatter than Miley Cyrus' ass. Is she still relevant? I'm not 100% sure because I'm really in tune with what the kid's do these days. Either way, Boston always has issues on the back end of a back to back and with the game being on the road – which means either a late night or early morning commute – it can't get any easier. 


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Projected Lines

I would say they'll be the same as last night with Tuukka Rask in net of course. 

Milan Lucic – David Krejci – Jarome Iginla
Brad Marchand – Patrice Bergeron – Loui Eriksson
Carl Soderberg – Chris Kelly – Reilly Smith
Shawn Thornton – Gregory Campbell – Dan Paille
 
Zdeno Chara – Matt Bartkowski
Dennis Seidenberg – Dougie Hamilton
Torey Krug – Johnny Boychuk
 
Tuukka Rask


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