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Senyshyn Getting Look with Beleskey and Spooner

by Caryn Switaj @NHLBruins / Boston Bruins

BOSTON - The Bruins continue preseason action on Friday night when they face off against the Red Wings in Detroit at 7:00 p.m. ET.

The tilt will be broadcast live on the radio via 98.5 The Sports Hub, with Bob Beers and Dave Goucher calling the game. The Bruins' Twitter account, @NHLBruins, will also provide live updates.

The game group hit the ice for a pregame skate at Warrior Ice Arena before flying to Detroit, with many of the same players who skated in Wednesday night's 5-1 loss to the Red Wings at TD Garden getting another opportunity to up their compete level and clean up the defensive zone.


"Definitely get a little bit of revenge here," said Zach Senyshyn, who will get the chance to skate on the right wing alongside Ryan Spooner and Matt Beleskey on Friday night.

"We made a lot of mistakes out there and definitely want to up our compete and really show we're a lot better than what we were on Wednesday."

Senyshyn skated on a line with Austin Czarnik and Sean Kuraly on Wednesday in his first preseason game of 2016-17. It marked his first game action since undergoing an appendectomy on Sept. 4.

"Definitely got my feet a little wet on Wednesday - it was my first game in a couple months," he evaluated. "You look back and try to take the little things you did well and work with the coaches, do some video - really, it's no excuses this game, for sure."

After getting 15 minutes in ice time against Detroit, with nearly a minute in power play time, and logging five shots on goal, Senyshyn will look to step up his game playing alongside two full-timers in Beleskey and Spooner.

"They're two really talented players obviously and older guys that I look up to as a player," said Senyshyn. "So I think it's going to be really good to see how they play and work with them and hopefully learn a few things."

"He's got a lot of speed," Spooner said of the 19-year-old Senyshyn, who was drafted 15th overall by Boston in 2015. "So I think for me, if I can kick the puck to the outside to him and just try to get to the net for him, it should work."

Carlo Wants to Take Another Step

Defenseman Brandon Carlo, drafted 37th overall by Boston in 2015, was labeled arguably one of the best defenseman on the ice by Assistant Coach Bruce Cassidy in the Bruins' first preseason game on Monday night at TD Garden.

He'll suit up in his second game on Friday, paired once again with veteran John-Michael Liles.

"Overall, I'm really excited to build on that opportunity and I feel like I started myself off well," said Carlo. "Overall, it's about building throughout the camp on each and every game and continuing towards your main goal."

Carlo spent the 2015 camp paired mostly with Zdeno Chara, and has spent all practices and games alongside Liles this time around. He's been able to learn a great deal from the veterans.

"Just the communication aspect of the game," Carlo said, of his biggest takeaway from the 11-year veteran. "He's been in the league for a while, it's a huge part for him and that's what he pushes upon me every single game is just to communicate with him."

"I feel like we've been pretty good at doing that so far. When we come back to the bench, he's very helpful and resourceful, he'll talk to me about every single shift. He's a great guy."

Pregame Skate Line Rushes

Danton Heinen - Riley Nash - Seth Griffith
Peter Cehlarik - Colby Cave - Brian Ferlin
Matt Beleskey - Ryan Spooner - Zach Senyshyn
Anton Blidh - Dominic Moore - Justin Hickman

Pregame Skate Defense Pairs

John-Michael Liles - Brandon Carlo
Joe Morrow - Adam McQuaid
Matt Grzelcyk - Alex Grant
Jeremy Lauzon

Goalies: Anton Khudobin, Zane McIntyre

Power Play: Liles, Griffith, Senyshyn, Spooner, Beleskey
Power Play: Grzelcyk, Grant, Ferlin, Heinen, Cehlarik

The 2016 Boston Bruins Training Camp is presented by AT&T.

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