|Eastern Conference Quarterfinals - Best of 7 - Game 5 - OTT Leads 3-1|
|9||BOSTON||-115||Ov 5,+115||-125||Ov 5,+110|
|10||OTTAWA||-105||Un 5,-135||+105||Un 5,-130|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||22-21-0||-0.3||22-21||-0.3||21-19||2.8||32.6||2.7||27.8|
|Last 5 Games||1-4-0||-4.6||1-4||-4.6||2-3||1.8||23.6||2.6||29.4|
|Team Stats (All Games)||86||242||72||91||73||6||17||2818||8.6%||256||55||21.5%||381|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||43||121||38||41||39||3||11||1402||8.6%||116||25||21.6%||184|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||9||0||7||2||0||0||118||7.6%||13||2||15.4%||16|
|Team Stats (Playoffs)||4||8||0||6||2||0||0||96||8.3%||11||2||18.2%||15|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||34||99||26||42||27||4||5||1085||9.1%||107||29||27.1%||153|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||222||55||84||74||9||11||2307||9.6%||278||41||14.7%||365|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||117||33||37||40||7||7||1196||9.8%||146||24||16.4%||198|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||13||3||5||3||2||0||147||8.8%||17||3||17.6%||22|
|Stats Against (Playoffs)|| ||10||2||3||3||2||0||115||8.7%||13||3||23.1%||17|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||82||15||30||33||4||7||939||8.7%||118||14||11.9%||135|
|ANTON KHUDOBIN (All Games)||16||14||405||366||90.4%||0||7-7||-1.3||7-7-0||-1||5-7|
|ANTON KHUDOBIN (Road Games)||7||6||179||164||91.6%||0||4-2||+2.4||4-2-0||+2||1-4|
|ANTON KHUDOBIN (vs. Division)||2||2||53||45||84.9%||0||0-2||-2.1||0-2-0||-2||1-1|
|ANTON KHUDOBIN (Last 4 Games)||4||3||105||97||92.4%||0||2-1||+1||2-1-0||+1||0-3|
|ANTON KHUDOBIN (Playoff Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|ZANE MCINTYRE (All Games)||8||3||155||133||85.8%||0||0-3||-3||0-3-0||-3||2-0|
|ZANE MCINTYRE (Road Games)||5||3||114||97||85.1%||0||0-3||-3||0-3-0||-3||2-0|
|ZANE MCINTYRE (vs. Division)||2||1||35||30||85.7%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||0-0|
|ZANE MCINTYRE (Last 4 Games)||4||0||54||46||85.2%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|ZANE MCINTYRE (Playoff Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|TUUKKA RASK (All Games)||69||68||1723||1576||91.5%||7||38-30||-3.7||38-30-0||-4||33-32|
|TUUKKA RASK (Road Games)||34||34||898||820||91.3%||2||18-16||+0.4||18-16-0||+2||18-15|
|TUUKKA RASK (vs. Division)||31||31||846||784||92.7%||3||19-12||+0.9||19-12-0||+1||14-16|
|TUUKKA RASK (Last 4 Games)||4||4||115||105||91.3%||0||1-3||-3.4||1-3-0||-4||2-2|
|TUUKKA RASK (Playoff Games)||4||4||115||105||91.3%||0||1-3||-3.4||1-3-0||-4||2-2|
|MALCOLM SUBBAN (All Games)||1||1||16||13||81.2%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||0-1|
|MALCOLM SUBBAN (Road Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|MALCOLM SUBBAN (vs. Division)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|MALCOLM SUBBAN (Last 4 Games)||1||1||16||13||81.2%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||0-1|
|MALCOLM SUBBAN (Playoff Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||23-20-0||+0||23-20||+0||13-28||2.5||30.4||2.4||29.3|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||+2||3-2||+2||3-2||2.4||29.8||2.4||23.4|
|Team Stats (All Games)||86||222||65||75||70||12||22||2578||8.6%||266||46||17.3%||360|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||43||107||32||37||32||6||8||1308||8.2%||130||19||14.6%||172|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||12||2||4||4||2||0||149||8.1%||16||3||18.7%||20|
|Team Stats (Playoffs)||4||10||2||3||3||2||0||115||8.7%||13||3||23.1%||17|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||34||87||24||29||27||7||8||1078||8.1%||108||16||14.8%||137|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||222||57||80||75||10||8||2563||8.7%||258||52||20.2%||363|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||102||27||31||36||8||2||1259||8.1%||124||18||14.5%||165|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||12||1||8||3||0||1||117||10.3%||11||2||18.2%||23|
|Stats Against (Playoffs)|| ||8||0||6||2||0||0||96||8.3%||11||2||18.2%||15|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||96||26||33||33||4||3||998||9.6%||98||29||29.6%||154|
|CRAIG ANDERSON (All Games)||44||44||1343||1243||92.6%||3||28-16||+15.3||28-16-0||+16||15-26|
|CRAIG ANDERSON (Home Games)||22||22||640||591||92.3%||2||14-8||+4.6||14-8-0||+5||7-13|
|CRAIG ANDERSON (vs. Division)||23||23||677||617||91.1%||1||13-10||+5.4||13-10-0||+6||10-11|
|CRAIG ANDERSON (Last 4 Games)||4||4||96||88||91.7%||0||3-1||+3||3-1-0||+4||2-2|
|CRAIG ANDERSON (Playoff Games)||4||4||96||88||91.7%||0||3-1||+3||3-1-0||+4||2-2|
|MIKE CONDON (All Games)||41||38||1122||1026||91.4%||3||18-20||-0.3||18-20-0||+1||15-22|
|MIKE CONDON (Home Games)||20||20||589||544||92.4%||3||9-11||-3.1||9-11-0||-2||5-15|
|MIKE CONDON (vs. Division)||10||10||294||266||90.5%||1||4-6||-2.4||4-6-0||-3||4-6|
|MIKE CONDON (Last 4 Games)||4||4||110||101||91.8%||0||1-3||-1.8||1-3-0||-2||2-2|
|MIKE CONDON (Playoff Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|CHRIS DRIEDGER (All Games)||1||0||15||11||73.3%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|CHRIS DRIEDGER (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|CHRIS DRIEDGER (vs. Division)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|CHRIS DRIEDGER (Last 4 Games)||1||0||15||11||73.3%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|CHRIS DRIEDGER (Playoff Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|ANDREW HAMMOND (All Games)||6||4||86||72||83.7%||0||1-3||-2.2||1-3-0||-2||4-0|
|ANDREW HAMMOND (Home Games)||1||1||30||24||80.0%||0||0-1||-1.4||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|ANDREW HAMMOND (vs. Division)||2||1||26||21||80.8%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|ANDREW HAMMOND (Last 4 Games)||4||2||57||49||86.0%||0||1-1||-0.2||1-1-0||0||2-0|
|ANDREW HAMMOND (Playoff Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|Average power rating of opponents played: BOSTON 3.13, OTTAWA 3.11|
|3/25/2017||at NY ISLANDERS||2-1||W||0, -155||W||6 un||U|
|3/28/2017||NASHVILLE||4-1||W||0, -170||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/30/2017||DALLAS||2-0||W||0, -235||W||6 ev||U|
|4/1/2017||FLORIDA||5-2||W||0, -290||W||5.5 un||O|
|4/2/2017||at CHICAGO||3-2||W||0, +115||W||5.5 un||U|
|4/4/2017||TAMPA BAY||4-0||W||0, -175||W||5.5 un||U|
|4/6/2017||OTTAWA||1-2||L||0, -200||L||5 ov||U|
|4/8/2017||WASHINGTON||1-3||L||0, -120||L||5 ov||U|
|4/12/2017||at OTTAWA||2-1||W||0, -120||W||5 un||U|
|4/15/2017||at OTTAWA||3-4||L||0, +115||L||5 un||O|
|4/17/2017||OTTAWA||3-4||L||0, -170||L||5 un||O|
|4/19/2017||OTTAWA||0-1||L||0, -170||L||5 un||U|
|4/21/2017||at OTTAWA|| |
|3/25/2017||at MONTREAL||1-3||L||0, +140||L||5 un||U|
|3/28/2017||at PHILADELPHIA||2-3||L||0, -105||L||5.5 un||U|
|3/30/2017||at MINNESOTA||1-5||L||0, +145||L||5.5 un||O|
|4/1/2017||at WINNIPEG||2-4||L||0, +115||L||5.5 ev||O|
|4/3/2017||at DETROIT||4-5||L||0, -110||L||5 ov||O|
|4/4/2017||DETROIT||2-0||W||0, -175||W||5.5 un||U|
|4/6/2017||at BOSTON||2-1||W||0, +170||W||5 ov||U|
|4/8/2017||NY RANGERS||3-1||W||0, -175||W||5 ov||U|
|4/9/2017||at NY ISLANDERS||2-4||L||0, +160||L||5 ov||O|
|4/12/2017||BOSTON||1-2||L||0, +100||L||5 un||U|
|4/15/2017||BOSTON||4-3||W||0, -135||W||5 un||O|
|4/17/2017||at BOSTON||4-3||W||0, +150||W||5 un||O|
|4/19/2017||at BOSTON||1-0||W||0, +150||W||5 un||U|
|BOSTON: LAST SEASON: 42-31-9, 93 points. Fourth in Atlantic Division. Failed to qualify for Stanley Cup Playoffs.
COACH: Claude Julien (10th season, 14th NHL season)
ADDED: F David Backes, F Riley Nash, F Dominic Moore, G Anton Khudobin.
LOST: F Loui Eriksson, G Jonas Gustavsson, D Dennis Seidenberg.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Brad Marchand. If the 37 goals Marchand scored for the Bruins last season wasn't enough to catch the attention of the entire NHL, he definitely alerted everyone to his status as an elite talent during the recent World Cup of Hockey. Playing for victorious Team Canada, Marchand led the tournament with five goals in six games. He also scored the game-winning short-handed goal in the third period of the decisive second game of the best-of-three finals against Team Europe. During the tournament, the Bruins made sure Marchand wouldn't be leaving as an unrestricted free agent next summer by signing him to an eight-year, $49 million contract. Marchand has matured at both ends of the ice and there's no telling how much more he could improve in the next few seasons.
OUTLOOK: The Bruins seem to be caught between rebuilding and contending as they come off two straight seasons without qualifying for the Stanley Cup playoffs by a combined three points. With Backes their only major addition during the offseason, the Bruins are banking on the continued improvement or some of their younger players and the emergence of a couple prospects to turn their fortunes around. Boston again looks like a bubble team that will be playing for its life right down to the final weekend of the season.
|OTTAWA: LAST SEASON: 38-35-9; 85 points; missed playoffs.
COACH: Guy Boucher (fourth season, 97-79-20).
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ADDED: RW Mike Blunden, C Derick Brassard, C Chris Kelly, D Patrick Sieloff.
LOST: RW Alex Chiasson, D Mark Fraser, D Chris Phillips, D Patrick Wiercioch, C Mika Zibanejad.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Erik Karlsson. The two-time Norris Trophy winner has long been the subject of intense debate among hockey fans. Traditionalists argue Karlsson is a subpar defender, who yields scoring chances. Others counter that Karlsson's turnovers are overshadowed by his puck possession and the scoring opportunities he creates for his team. Karlsson is undoubtedly one of the league's top offensive stars.
|Senators, Karlsson look to finish off Bruins|
OTTAWA -- Before the Boston Bruins can even think about a comeback unlike any the franchise has managed before, they have to figure out a way to stop Erik Karlsson.
The quarterback of the Ottawa Senators' attack is killing them with his passing.
Karlsson, clearly the best player in the best-of-seven, first-round Eastern Conference playoff series the Senators lead 3-1, is tied for the series scoring lead entering Game 5 at Canadian Tire Centre on Friday. All five of his points have been assists, while three have been of the spectacular variety and led to wins.
His most recent work, a third-period slap pass to Bobby Ryan on Wednesday, set up the lone goal in a 1-0 Senators victory.
In Game 3, Karlsson made a 140-foot saucer pass to Mike Hoffman for a breakaway goal that was the game's first, and in Game 2 he made a magnificent cross-grain pass through the slot to Derick Brassard to start a third-period rally.
"Again, 65 looks like the best player in the world right now," Senators winger Mark Stone told Postmedia, referring to Karlsson's jersey number. "Again, he makes the big plays for us."
Ahead of Game 5, the Bruins are in a serious jam. In their 92-year history, they have played 96 best-of-sevens, and never before in 22 tries have they rebounded from a 3-1 deficit to win the series.
The Bruins have also lost nine of the past 10 games they have played against the Senators dating back to last season.
"As a whole, our team has to have second-chance opportunities," Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy, whose team has yet to outshoot the Senators in any of the four games, told the Boston Globe. "We're lacking in that area, and it starts with our shot total. It's on us to hit the net and get some second chances. Let's shoot for rebounds from off angles, hit the net first and get people there."
While the Bruins did get defenseman Colin Miller back from the injury list Wednesday, blue-liners Torey Krug, Brandon Carlo and Adam McQuaid are expected to remain sidelined for Game 5.
There is also some question as to the availability of winger Frank Vatrano, who was spotted leaving TD Garden in a walking boot Thursday.
Ottawa will likely be without winger Tom Pyatt, who was knocked out of Game 4 with a high hard hit by Kevan Miller early in the first period.
The Senators, who have only won one of six playoff series since going to the Cup final in 2007, have never lost a 3-1 series lead. Coach Guy Boucher said he "couldn't care less about history," and that the focus is only on a good start in Game 5.
"We can't look at it as 3-1," Boucher said. "That's exactly what we don't want to do. It's those first 10 minutes of the next game that need to be a strong 10 minutes, and they we'll manage the rest. That has been the approach since training camp, and it has to continue to be our approach."
|Last Updated: 3/19/2018 9:05:51 PM EST|