Here are 5 things you need to know before today's game as the Sens get set to close out their season against the Bruins this afternoon.
Some line-up notes for today...
- The Sens recalled Philip Varone this morning from Binghamton. Varone was acquired at the trade deadline in a minor league deal and is set to make his Sens debut this afternoon. He'll wear #22.
- Varone was recalled to fill Curtis Lazar's spot in the line-up. Sens head coach Dave Cameron mentioned yesterday that Lazar was "banged up" and his availability for the game was in question as a result.
Tough to say how the forward lines will shake out with no morning skate but based on the past few games it could look something like this today...
Zack Smith - Jean-Gabriel Pageau - Bobby Ryan
Mike Hoffman - Mika Zibanejad - Ryan Dzingel
Matt Puempel - Nick Paul - Alex Chiasson
Buddy Robinson - Philip Varone - Chris Neil
Fredrik Claesson - Erik Karlsson
Mike Kostka - Cody Ceci
Ben Harpur - Chris Wideman
Andrew Hammond gets the call in today's matinee against the Bruins. Hammond comes in to the last game of the season with a 4-5-2 record and a save percentage of .918.. Craig Anderson will back him up today.
Tuukka Rask is probable to start in goal for the Bruins at the other end of the rink today. That should get confirmed closer to puck drop.
3. Last meeting
These two teams last faced off against each other back on January 9th, 2016 in Ottawa with the Sens earning a 2-1 win. Mark Stone had the game winner in overtime while Erik Karlsson had 2 of his league-leading 65 assists in the victory.
You can watch the full highlights from the game below...
4. Pre-Game Comments
You can see what the guys had to say yesterday as they packed to leave for Boston as well...
Today's game will be available on Sportsnet 1 and RDS as well as on the radio at TSN 1200. Puck drop is set for 12:30 p.m.