Game 67 Hub: Ottawa Senators @ Boston Bruins

Can the Sens bounce back from Sunday’s embarrassing performance?

Game 67 Hub: Ottawa Senators @ Boston Bruins
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After suffering a 7-2 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday, the Ottawa Senators are out of the frying pan and into the fire with a road matchup against the Boston Bruins.

Despite the dreadful last couple of weeks, Shane Pinto has performed very well since his entering the lineup. He has 19 points in 25 games so far and has eased concerns about Ottawa's center depth going forward, especially with Josh Norris' health being a perpetual question mark.

Head coach Jacques Martin has confirmed no changes to the lineup, other than Joonas Korpisalo starting in goal:

Game Notes:

  • Tim Stützle is riding a 6-game point streak in which he has 3 goals and 5 assists, though his production on the year as a whole has dropped from last season. He's still played up to his contract but the fact that no players have been at above a point-per-game is disappointing, and most definitely the product of an inept power play.
  • Meanwhile, the Bruins are 5-1-1 in their last 7 games and have once again been led offensively by David Pastrnak, with 96 points in 69 games, and 9 points in his last 7.
  • Jakob Chychrun's defensive struggles have been well-documented, but he's also struggled offensively for a large chunk of the season as well, producing just 3 points in his last 19 games. Pierre Dorion made plenty of trades that were going to be bad, but this has been the second straight year in which he made a reasonable gamble that hasn't panned out.
  • Tonight's 7:00 pm EST game is available on RDS2, TSN5, and TSN 1200.


Game 67 Senators Bruins
Category Player # Player #
Goals Brady Tkachuk 30 David Pastrnak 41
Assists Tim Stützle 47 David Pastrnak 55
Points Tim Stützle 64 David Pastrnak 96
Shots Brady Tkachuk 284 David Pastrnak 331
Time on Ice/GP Thomas Chabot 23:54 Charlie McAvoy 24:56
Game 67 Senators Bruins
Category # Rank # Rank
Goals/GP 3.15 15th 3.30 10th
Goals Against/GP 3.53 28th 2.71 7th
Shots/GP 32.3 9th 29.8 21st
Shots Against/GP 30.1 17th 31.1 23rd
Powerplay % 16.7 27th 23.4 9th
Penalty Kill % 73.5 30th 82.1 7th
Corsi % (5v5 SVA) 49.43 20th 48.74 21st
xGF % (5v5 SVA) 49.11 22nd 51.58 12th

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