It will be a quick turn-around for both teams heading into tonight's divisional matchup between the Bruins and the Senators. Both teams played last night and will have to faceoff again, less than 24 hours after they left the ice from the previous game.
The Bruins pulled off a 3-0 win over the struggling L.A. Kings where Tuukka Rask picked up his ninth career shutout and the first one this season. Brad Marchand netted two goals, matching teammate Chris Kelly with second on the team in goals scored.
The B's went without captain Zdeno Chara and center Gregory Campbell--two very prominent players on the penalty kill and for Chara, a defenseman that racks up well over 20 minutes a game in ice time. Instead, Zach Hamill replaced Campbell and Steven Kampfer stood in for Chara. Hamill picked up an assist on the Rich Peverley goal--his second of the year for the Bruins.
It's unsure whether Chara will be playing tonight, though he is traveling with the team. However, Campbell will stay back in Boston.
It took the Senators more than the 60 minutes to come up with a win, but they still managed two points against a Buffalo team that has been struggling in their own way.
Craig Anderson had 27 saves including stopping every shot in the second and third periods in the Senators 3-2 OT victory. Rookie defenseman Jared Cowen scored the game winner in overtime, stepping into the slot and deflecting the puck past Ryan Miller.
Tonight, the puck drops at 7:30 and will be broadcast on NESN, TSN and RDS as well as aired on 98.5 The Sports Hub.