The Bruins embarked on a six-game road trip 10 days ago, and picked up a 2-2-1 record in that time, including a 2-1 shootout loss to the Buffalo Sabres last night.
Now, they face the Ottawa Senators tonight for their final game before heading back to comforts of home. But they can't look past this final game, because the Senators have been making a tear as of late.
Ottawa has won five of their last six games, blanking two of their opponents with a 10-0 score advantage in those two games. In those five games, the Senators have not scored any less than four goals a game, and on a whole have outscored their opponents 25-7.
Though the Bruins still have three games in hand on Ottawa, the Senators sit just three points behind the Bruins--a gap that has been significantly tighter as of late.
A large part of that has to do with Senators center, Jason Spezza.
Spezza currently leads the team in points (27-39=66), and is tied with teammate Milan Michalek for first in goals. In his last five games, Spezza has been going on a tear, with five goals and seven assists in that span. Michalek has four goals and three assists.
Meanwhile, the Bruins had a well fought game last night, but didn't show much offensive prowess, a trait that seems to come and go with the team. Zdeno Chara had the only goal scored for the Bruins.
The puck drops at 7 p.m. and will be broadcast on NESN and aired live on 98.5 The Sports Hub.