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Sens @ Bruins - Game #3 Preview

by Craig Medaglia @craigmedaglia / Ottawa Senators

After a split to open the series in Ottawa, Game #3 between the Sens and Bruins shifts to Boston on Monday night at 7 p.m.

Sens head coach Guy Boucher spoke with the media in Boston on Sunday and relayed that Mark Borowiecki, who left Game #2 after playing just 3:43 with a lower-body injury, is currently listed as day-to-day but could draw into the line-up tonight. If Borowiecki is unable to play, Fredrik Claesson and Ben Harpur seem to be the front-runners as his replacement.

The coach also mentioned that Ryan Dzingel, who made his NHL Playoff debut in Game #2, will remain in the line-up for Monday's contest. Dzingel finished Saturday's game with 11:53 of TOI and a +1 rating.

Video: April 16: Off-day Media - Guy Boucher


Previous game

Saturday afternoon was a blast and probably ranks fairly high on the list of all-time Sens playoff home games. You had Clarke MacArthur's emotional power play goal, the captain running wild to set up the game-tying tally and then Dion Phaneuf notching the overtime winner to tie the series at 1-1. It was a rollercoaster to say the least. Add in the return of Marc Methot, Chris Wideman's first career playoff goal sparking a third period comeback and a raucous Canadian Tire Centre crowd and that's a recipe good enough to bottle.

So before me move on to tonight's game, circle back and enjoy the full highlights from Game #2 again...

Video: R1, Gm2: Bruins @ Senators


Sens to watch

Time will remember Dion Phaneuf's overtime goal but Game #2's first star also chipped in with a pair of helpers to round out a 3-point night. Phaneuf currently leads the Sens in playoff scoring after two games (1G +2A) and is also tied for first in playoff points by a defenceman (with Anaheim's Shea Theodore). 

Video: BOS@OTT, Gm2: Phaneuf drills home the OT winner

Well...we got our first taste of "Big Game" Brass on Saturday afternoon as the Sens' centre was a key part in the team's third period comeback win and finished with a goal and an assist. Brassard has previously lead the New York Rangers in playoff scoring in three of the last four years and was brought in to help add experience to a young Senators line-up this past off-season.



You can catch all the action of Game #3 on Sportsnet and TVAS starting at 7 p.m.

We've also got a pair of a great options in the city if you're looking head out and watch the game somewhere starting with the Molson Canadian Watch Party at Sens House. Click here to make a reservation.

Our good friends at the Casino Lac-Leamy are also throwing a massive watch party in The Zone and you're invited. These are always a blast so grab some Sens friends and we'll see you there.

Tweet from @Senators: The Casino Lac Leamy invites you to watch Game Three this Monday at The Zone. Fun, prizes and an awesome atmosphere filled with #SENS fans!


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