Gameday: Senators at Bruins

BRUCE GARRIOCH, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 8:29 AM ET

KEEP AN EYE ON ...

91 Marc savard C

Age: 31 Ht: 5-foot-10 Wt: 191 lbs.

2008-09 Stats: 40 GP 13 G 36 A 49 P 44 Pims

THE SKINNY: Is in his third season with the Bruins after signing as an unrestricted free agent on July 1, 2006 ... Suited up in the 2008 NHL all-star game in Atlanta. Scored the game-winner at 19:39 of the third period ... Had 19 multiple-point games last season ... Made his debut in the playoffs against the Habs last spring. Led Boston in post-season scoring with six points in the seven-game series. He had two, two-point games ... In 2005-06, he finished No. 9 overall in NHL scoring race and was No. 3 in assists with a career-high 28 goals and 69 assists for 97 points with Atlanta.

BLACK AND BLUE REPORT

SENATORS: C Cody Bass (shoulder surgery), out for season; D Filip Kuba (lower body), indefinitely; D Anton Volchenkov (shoulder), day-to-day.

BRUINS: C Patrice Bergeron (concussion), out indefinitely; D Andrew Ference (leg) out indefinitely; C Petteri Nokelainen (shoulder), questionable; LW Marco Sturm (knee), out indefinitely; D Aaron Ward (leg), questionable.

NOTE WORTHY

BOSTON -- The Bruins are coming off a 1-0 loss to the Wild on Tuesday. It's the first time since Oct. 20 that the Eastern Conference leaders have lost back-to-back games. The Bruins dropped a 4-2 decision to the Sabres on Saturday ... The Senators were 4-4 against the Bruins last season. The club is 14-25-5-1 lifetime in Boston. The Senators dropped a 4-2 decision to Boston on Oct. 18 in Ottawa. W Phil Kessel scored twice for Boston. G Martin Gerber, who will start tonight, had 23 saves in the loss ... Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson is 10 games away from 900 in his career. C Mike Fisher needs only three more to reach 500 ... C Jason Spezza's two goals in 32 seconds vs. Buffalo on Tuesday didn't set a team record. Alfredsson scored the fastest two goals in 20 seconds on Nov. 17, 2005 against Florida.


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