The Boston Bruins look like its in a good position to take care of the Ottawa Senators pretty easily heading into the first round. The Bruins score more per game, in the top 10 of power play percentage and have a good penalty-kill rate. Also, the Senators are going to have a very tough time stopping Brad Marchand. He’s the Bruins’ leading scorer with 39 goals and 46 assists. Senators goalkeeper Craig Anderson also only has 25 wins this season. Boston is in good shape here, if the defense can definitely hold up health wise.
- Game 1, April 12: Bruins @ Senators, 7;00 pm ET, NHL Network
- Game 2, April 15: Bruins @ Senators, 3:00 pm ET, NBC
- Game 3, April 17: Senators @ Bruins, 7:00 pm ET, CNBC
- Game 4, April 19: Senators @ Bruins, 7:30 pm ET, USA
- Game 5, April 21: Bruins @ Senators, If necessary
- Game 6, April 23: Senators @ Bruins, If necessary
- Game 7, April 26: Bruins @ Senators, If necessary
It’s going to be a tough series. Two-three matchups usually are. However, the stats favor the Bruins despite where the seedings put these two teams. I will take the Bruins over the Senators here in five games.