Boston Bruins and Ottawa Senators Battle in Regular Season Finale
The Boston Bruins and Ottawa Senators were originally scheduled to play their final matchup against one another back on Apr. 15. But as many of you know, that day will forever be remembered in the City of Boston as the Boston Marathon bombing and the game was postponed.
Sunday evening at the TD Garden, the two teams will make up their postponed game and finish off the regular season. Both teams are playing back-to-back games this weekend. The Bruins faced the Washington Capitals on Saturday night, losing 3-2 in overtime and the Senators squared off against the Philadelphia Flyers, also losing 2-1.
In four previous meetings, the Bruins have swept the Senators in all one-goal games. Their last game on Apr. 2 at the Garden saw the Bruins were victorious, 3-2.
Initial reports say Anton Khudobin will get the start in between the pipes come Sunday night. Over his career, Khudobin holds a 3-0 with a 1.33 goals against average and .937 save percentage. Additionally, the backup goaltender is 4-0 with a 1.77 GAA and .944 save percentage while in net at the Garden.
If the Bruins are able to top the Senators on Sunday evening in regulation, they will face the New York Islanders in the first round of the playoffs. A Bruins overtime or shootout win, they will square off against these same Sens in the first round. A loss in any form moves them to fourth in the eastern conference and will face the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Puck drops at 7:00 p.m. eastern time and will be broadcasted on NBCSN. Follow @thegreatjustin on twitter for live tweets during Sunday night’s game.