After Game 1 would you have thought the Ottawa Senators would be in the position? Of course you didn’t but here they are once again attacking a depleted blue-line.
I hope you’ve all recovered from another whirlwind of a game, the Ottawa Senators scoring three quick goals only to surrender it back to the B’s. For those of you with an anxious disposition i’m sure it was a horrible watch, to be fair anyone who follows the Ottawa Senators most likely suffers with anxiety.
It’s looking like Colin Miller is going to make a return tonight for the Boston Bruins, suffering a lower-body injury in Game 1 and subsequently missing Games 2 and 3.
The Boston Bruins are still without Torey Krug, Adam McQuaid and Brandon Carlo. Huge losses ford the stretched Boston blue-line.
Miller had this to say to ESPN:
"“Obviously, it’s the playoffs and you want to get out there and play as soon as you can,” he said. “With that said, if you go out there and you’re hurt you can’t do much and it’s not really going to help. A couple of times in this series we’ve had five defensemen and that’s always hard for the guys.”"
Guy Boucher has said that there will be no changes ahead of Game 4. A welcome piece of news, as there’s no need to change a winning formula.
Ben Harpur impressed with Sens fans and management alike. Boucher had this to say to the Ottawa Citizen
"“We felt that Harpur did so well, like every game he has played up to now, that we didn’t need to force things. It’s the same lineup.”"
Forward Line Producing
Finally, oh finally Ottawa’s forwards produced. Mike Hoffman notching two goals, Derick Brassard and Bobby Ryan with the game winner. All welcome goals from the struggling offense, long may it continue.
All that needs to happen now is for Mark Stone to weigh in, should the Sens progress to face either the Montreal Canadiens or New York Rangers, Stone may explode into life. On his day, Stone is Ottawa’s best offensive player, bar Lord Karlsson of course.
Tricky game tonight, but that’s just cliché hockey talk. The Ottawa Senators have a very winnable game in TD Garden and the chance to bring it back for Game 5 at the CTC to finish off the series.
Win tonight and the Sens win the series, in my view it’s that simple. Pressure that blue-line once more, get in front of Rask and create havoc.