8 a.m.: The Bruins are struggling to score goals right now, so the Ottawa Senators probably aren’t the team they want to see right now. That’s what will be awaiting them on Tuesday night at TD Garden, though.
The two Northeast Division rivals will meet for the fourth time this season on Tuesday night in Boston. Only four points seperate the two teams jockeying for Eastern Conference playoff position, although the B’s do have a game in hand against Ottawa.
It’s been a pretty one-sided season series thus far, at least in terms of win-loss. The Bruins have won all three meetings between the two teams, although the Senators did take points in two of those three. They were less than two minutes from getting at least a point in the two team’s last meeting on March 21, but Dennis Seidenberg scored with 1:04 left to give the B’s the win. All three meetings have been low-scoring. The two clubs are Nos. 1 and 3 in goals allowed per game with the Sens recently overtaking the Bruins (and Blackhawks) for the league lead.
Tuesday night may also mark the Bruins debut of new forward Kaspars Daugavins who was claimed off waivers by the Bruins from the Senators last week.
Puck drop at the Garden is scheduled for 7 p.m.