It has been sixteen long days since the Boston Bruins had a winning streak. They have the opportunity to start a brand new win streak on Tuesday night against a division foe, the Ottawa Senators. Boston (22-8-4) sits in second place in the Northeast Division while Ottawa (19-10-6) are right behind them in third.
The B’s are coming off a 2-0 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Easter Sunday. There have been many questions about whether the second line had gone missing over the past couple games but David Krejci and Nathan Horton answered them with their performance this game. The two scored a little over three minutes apart and silenced the critics. Anton Khudobin earned the shutout in goal, playing superbly and once again proved he can be a legitimate number one goalie.
The Sens are playing some excellent hockey as of late. They have won six of their last eight games. They are closing the gap on the Bruins for second place in the division, and with a win against Boston on Tuesday night they could pull within two points of the B’s.
This will be the fourth time that the Bruins and Senators meet this season. Boston has won the previous three meetings and will look to stay undefeated against Ottawa for the year. The B’s have outscored the Sens seven to four in their three earlier meetings.
The Bruins cannot afford to continue losing like they are now. They have lost five of their last eight games and have still managed to be only one point behind the Montreal Canadiens for the Division lead. There is one month left in the season and the Bruins need to find that style of hockey that everyone knows and loves. We have barely seen Black and Gold hockey that we are used to seeing over the past couple of games and it is time for Boston to assert themselves once again as a top team in the NHL.
The puck is scheduled to drop at 7:00 p.m. ET at TD Garden in Boston.