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Sens vs. Bruins - Game #5 Preview

by Craig Medaglia @craigmedaglia / Ottawa Senators

The Sens returned home after a pair of 1-goal wins in Boston this week and look to close things out against the Bruins at Canadian Tire Centre on Friday night.

"We're going into the next game thinking the same way we have all series," said Kyle Turris speaking with the media after Game #4. "Play our system, try to limit what they get and score on the opportunities we do get."

Craig Anderson remained perfect in Boston this year (4-0-0) after blanking the Bruins on Wednesday night and now holds a 1.43 goals against average over that span.

Some bad news, Tom Pyatt left Game #4 midway through the first period after taking a hight hit and according to Sens head coach Guy Boucher he's currently listed as day-to-day but will be re-evaluated before Friday's game. Sticking with injury updates, Mark Borowiecki is also still listed as day-to-day and hasn't resumed skating with the team yet after leaving Game #2 with a lower-body injury.

"Mark is day-to-day," said Boucher on Thursday morning. "He was going to be on the ice yesterday but Harpur is buying us time so we've delayed it."

Video: April 20: Off-day Media - Guy Boucher

 

We'll have updates from Friday morning's skate along with line-up/injury info to follow.

 

Previous game

The System was good on Wednesday night as the Sens were able to limit the Bruins to just 22 shots on goal in Game #4. Bobby Ryan potted the game's lone goal care of another dazzling Erik Karlsson assist while Craig Anderson was perfect on goal for Ottawa and earned his fourth career playoff shutout in the process.

Full highlights from Game #4 below...

Video: Anderson's shutout leads Senators to Game 4 victory

 

Sens to watch

Bobby Ryan remains red hot for the Senators and has scored the game-winning goals in 2 of their 3 wins so far this series. His 3 goals through 4 games currently lead the team in that category while his 5 points have him tied for the team lead in scoring with Derick Brassard and Erik Karlsson. 

Video: OTT@BOS, GM 4: Ryan nets Karlsson's perfect pass

 

Speaking of Brassard, he and Kyle Turris have been absolutely dominating in the face-off circle this series. What makes Turris (58.7%) and Brassard's (55.2%) success rates all the more impressive is that Boston finished the regular season with the league's third highest FOW% (53.2%) and Bruins' centre Patrice Bergeron has seen his FOW% drop for 60.1% in the regular season to just 50.0% in this series as a result.

 

Red Zone

The Red Zone is back for Game #5 so if you are coming to Friday's game the pre-game activities are set to kick off at 5 p.m.

Click here for more details about the Red Zone.

Video: Sens in 60 - Red Zone

 

Broadcast

Game #5 kicks off at 7:30 p.m. and as usual you can catch all the action on Sportsnet and TVAS.

Can't make it to CTC? Be sure to check out the Molson Canadian Watch Party at Sens House which has been rocking all series long on game nights. Click here to make a reservation.

Tweet from @SensHouseOttawa: Woo hoo! #ALLIN pic.twitter.com/678W3LGauM

 

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