Bruins To Battle Senators In Opening Round Of NHL Playoffs
The Boston Bruins open up postseason play tomorrow at 7:00 pm, as they head to the Canada Tire Centre to battle the Ottawa Senators in a first round playoffs match up.
The Senators enter the postseason as the second seed in the Atlantic division, thanks to a 98 point season in which they went 44-28-10. Boston enters as the third seed out of the Atlantic, after finishing the regular season with a 44-31-7 record and 95 total points.
Though the Sens open up the series as the higher seed and with home ice advantage, it is worth noting that the two teams finished the regular season with 44 wins a piece. It's also important to note that the B's finished the campaign a bit stronger, as they went 6-3-1 over their last 10 games while Ottawa finished with a 4-4-2 record.
Playing out of the same division the B's and Sens are no strangers. In fact, the two teams squared off four times throughout the season. Unfortunately for Boston, they finished the campaign winless in the four match ups, coming up just short multiple times.
All of the games were close, however, as three of the Senators' victories came by a 2-goal margin and the final win was by one in a shootout just less than a week ago.
Though the B's have yet to figure out how to beat Ottawa, there is a hope that things will begin to even out for the resurgent team, whose playoff hopes looked bleak a few weeks back.
Even though they haven't beaten Ottawa yet this season, Boston got the match up they wanted and have the best possible chance they could have gotten to advance to the second round. Now they need to show up and put it all together.