Boston Bruins (11-5-1) at Ottawa Senators (7-7-4)
|Date & Time||Friday November 15, 2013, 7:30 PM (EST)|
The Line: Ottawa Senators -110 / Boston Bruins +100 --- Over/Under: 5.5
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Craig Anderson returned from his injury on Tuesday night against the Philadelphia Flyers but he was lit up for five goals as the Ottawa Senators fell by a final of 5-0. Anderson has been the back bone of the Senators for a while now but it in his absence Ottawa got great play from backup Robin Lehner who is starting to look like he could take on a bigger role. The Senators aren't off to the greatest start this year but Ottawa has so much potential that they might have to stop playing favorites and look toward using Lehner more if he gives them a better chance to win. It also might allow the Senators to limit Anderson's starts and keep him healthy. Lehner had won three straight games for them before Anderson returned and they were destroyed by the Flyers. The Boston Bruins head into this hockey game playing well right now but they'll be on the second night of a back-to-back after having hosted the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday. Tuukka Rask should be in goal for the Bruins in this one with Chad Johnson getting the nod against the Blue Jackets. Rask has been sensational for the Bruins and this should be a low scoring slugfest between two bitter rivals that don't like each other one bit. With the new playoff format these teams like the Bruins and Senators need wins like this in their division more than ever. Boston is the better team but this is a tough one with them having played the night before and Ottawa being rested. Look for the Bruins to play this one tight to the vest and try and ride Rask as long as they can.