BOSTON -- The Boston Bruins and Ottawa Senators have played three one-goal games this season and woke up Tuesday seeded fourth and fifth, respectively, in the Eastern Conference.
So any thoughts about the trade deadline Wednesday has to be on the back burner.
“I’m sure it is for every team in the League a little bit,” Ottawa captain Daniel Alfredsson said about potential distractions after his team’s morning skate at TD Garden. “But our goal is to keep an upbeat locker room and whatever happens, happens. We can’t control that, obviously. I like everybody we have here. We like the situation we’re in here with more players getting closer to returning from injuries and joining us on trips. So even if we don’t do anything, we’re still going to have some nice additions.”
Ottawa is starting a seven-game road trip. The Bruins lead the Senators by four points in the Eastern standings and have won the prior three meetings between the teams.
Here’s a look at the projected lineups:
Milan Lucic – David Krejci – Nathan Horton
Brad Marchand – Patrice Bergeron – Tyler Seguin
Jay Pandolfo – Rich Peverley – Jordan Caron
Daniel Paille – Gregory Campbell – Shawn Thornton
Zdeno Chara – Dougie Hamilton
Andrew Ference – Dennis Seidenberg
Matt Bartkowski – Johnny Boychuk
Scratched: Aaron Johnson
Injured: Chris Kelly, Adam McQuaid, Lane MacDermid
Mike Hoffman – Kyle Turris – Daniel Alfredsson
Guillaume Latendresse – Mika Zibanejad – Jakob Silfverberg
Colin Greening – Jim O'Brien – Chris Neil
Matt Kassian – Zack Smith – Erik Condra
Marc Methot – Eric Gryba
Patrick Wiercioch – Sergei Gonchar
Chris Phillips – Andre Benoit
Scratched: Peter Regin, Mike Lundin
Injured: Jared Cowen, Milan Michalek, Jason Spezza, Erik Karlsson, Craig Anderson