Game 82 Hub: Ottawa Senators @ Boston Bruins

Can we go back to 56-game seasons after this? Less is more when it comes to the Ottawa Senators.

Game 82 Hub: Ottawa Senators @ Boston Bruins
Photo by Marco Pagano / Unsplash

Appreciate your being shut out yesterday, Ottawa Senators. Makes editing the stat tables slightly easier than usual.

Mercifully, we're finally coming to the end of the 2023-24 season. All that's left is 60 painful minutes of road hockey against the Boston Bruins, who are a single point ahead of the Florida Panthers for the Atlantic Division lead.

Line combos will be updated soon, though we can at least assume Anton Forsberg will get the start on the second half of a back-to-back.

Game Notes

  • With a 14-12-0 record, Anton Forsberg is guaranteed to secure a winning record this season. His save percentage? A modest .886.
  • A win tonight would guarantee the Senators go into the lottery with the 7th overall pick. A loss in regulation coupled with a Montreal Canadiens win over the Detroit Red Wings will see the Sens finish dead-last in the Atlantic, with either the 5th or 6th pick depending on the results of the Arizona-Edmonton game tomorrow. I'll certainly be rooting for the Habs here, but not for the reasons you'd expect. I couldn't care less about draft position and which teams make the playoffs. I want the most embarrassing finish possible for these players. They fancy themselves playoff contenders at the start of the year and end up below the Habs. Serves them right. If that doesn't light a fire under them next year, nothing will. Who are we playing tonight, again?
  • The Bruins, right. Despite another fantastic record, they continue to put up some surprisingly mediocre numbers, ranking behind Ottawa in shots for, shots against, and 5-on-5 Corsi For%. But they have 109-point scorer David Pastrnak and the occasional save, which is what really matters.
  • It's a 7:00 pm EST start, and the game is available on RDS2, TSN5, and TSN1200.


Game 82 Senators Bruins
Category Player # Player #
Goals Brady Tkachuk 37 David Pastrnak 47
Assists Tim Stützle 52 David Pastrnak 62
Points Brady Tkachuk 73 David Pastrnak 109
Shots Brady Tkachuk 357 David Pastrnak 379
Time on Ice/GP Thomas Chabot 23:22 Charlie McAvoy 24:52
Game 82 Senators Bruins
Category # Rank # Rank
Goals/GP 3.05 20th 3.23 12th
Goals Against/GP 3.46 28th 2.69 5th
Shots/GP 31.9 9th 29.2 21st
Shots Against/GP 29.6 12th 30.7 23rd
Powerplay % 18.2 23rd 22.0 14th
Penalty Kill % 75.3 28th 82.3 7th
Corsi % (5v5 SVA) 49.91 19th 48.06 23rd
xGF % (5v5 SVA) 49.02 21st 50.75 16th

Not everyone can afford to pay for sports coverage right now, and that is why we will keep as much of the site's content free for as long as we can.

But if you are able to, please consider subscribing to help keep our articles free (and get a few extra perks).

Erik Condra
  • Ability to comment and participate in our community
  • Twice monthly newsletter available only to subscribers
  • Ad-free reading
  • Our undying love and appreciation
Brady Tkachuk
  • Everything from the Erik Condra tier
  • 10% discount on all merch
  • Access to any future paywalled content
  • A personal thank-you from the Silver Seven staff
Daniel Alfredsson
  • Everything from the Brady Tkachuk tier
  • Inner peace knowing you are supporting quality, independent coverage of your favourite sports team