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Sens @ Bruins - Game #6 Preview

by Craig Medaglia @craigmedaglia / Ottawa Senators

The Sens are back in Boston after the Bruins extended the series in double overtime on Friday night.

Preparations for Game #6 are already underway and that process includes evaluating the health of their roster. Several players are in various states of injury at the moment so their availability will be something to track as we get closer to game-time on Sunday. Viktor Stalberg, who left Game #5 and didn't return, is one of the names in question at the moment along with Tom Pyatt and Mark Borowiecki who have both been listed as day-to-day for much of this past week.

"I just need to know who's available," Boucher told the media on Saturday. "Besides that we just need to stay the course. So far it's been exactly what we expected; a tough, hard series."

The Sens have been very good in Boston this season and own a perfect record in TD Garden which includes a pair of overtime wins in Games #3 and #4 in this series.

"It's a great stat but I don't think we think about it much to be honest," shared Sens defenceman Marc Methot about the team's 4-0-0 record in Boston this season. "During the regular season, that's one thing but it's a different ball game now."

Video: April 22: Off-day Media - Guy Boucher

 

Previous game

It was a marathon on Friday night as the Sens and Bruins needed over 90 minutes to finally settle Game #5. Ottawa jumped out to a 2-0 lead courtesy of breakaway goals by Mark Stone and Jean-Gabriel Pageau but the Bruins battled back in the second period to eventually force extra time. Boston forward Sean Kuraly finally scored 10:19 of double overtime to help the Bruins avoid elimination.

We've got the full highlights from Game #5 below...

Video: OTT Recap: Stone, Pageau tally in Sens' Game 5 loss

 

Sens to watch

Derick Brassard now has points in his last 4 games in this series (2G + 4A over that span) and currently leads the Sens in scoring with 6 points. Brassard is also on fire in the face-off circle while on the power play sporting a win/loss record of 14-4 and operating at a 77.8% success rate.

Video: OTT@BOS, Gm3: Brassard slams home Ryan's nice dish

 

Mark Stone finally busted out of his 19-game goal scoring drought on Friday by notching the game's opening tally with a lovely backhand move on a breakaway. Stone's most recent goal came way back on February 19th against the Winnipeg Jets so hopefully with the slump busted he can provide the Sens with some much needed secondary scoring in Game #6.

 

Broadcast

We've got an early start time on Sunday so please take note of the 3 p.m. scheduled puck drop in Boston and you can catch all the action on Sportsnet and TVAS.

Looking for a good spot to watch the game with some Sens fans? Well the Molson Canadian Watch Party at Sens House has been rocking for the first five games of the series so it could be the place for you. Click here to make a reservation.

Tweet from @SensHouseOttawa: Woo hoo! #ALLIN pic.twitter.com/h3Y12JokRJ

 

 

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