Gameday: Senators at Bruins

DON BRENNAN, SUN MEDIA

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17 milan lucic lw

Age: 20 Ht: 6-foot-4 Wt: 220 lbs.

2008-09 Stats: 58 GP 13 G 22 A 35 PTS 93 Pims

THE SKINNY: Boston's second-round choice (50th overall) in the 2006 entry draft ... Considered to be the second coming of Cam Neely by Bruins fans ... Usually can be found on a line with Marc Savard and Phil Kessel ... Played his junior hockey for Vancouver of the WHL, and can now be considered a sleeping (ex)-Giant. Has gone 11 games without a goal and has scored just two in the last 20. Has just one assist to show for the last five games ... Has missed 10 games with "upper body" injuries this season.

BLACK AND BLUE REPORT

BRUINS: LW Marco Sturm (knee), out for season; C Stephane Yelle (upper body), doubtful.

SENATORS: C Pascal Leclaire (ankle surgery), out for season; D Jason Smith (knee), out indefinitely; D Alexandre Picard (knee), likely out for season; C Cody Bass (shoulder surgery), out for season.

NOTEWORTHY

The Bruins are flailing. They have lost five of their last six and 11 of their last 15. The Senators are 0-2-1 against the Bruins this season. They lost 4-2 in Ottawa Oct. 18, fell 6-4 in Boston Jan. 8 and lost 4-3 in a shootout in Ottawa Feb. 5 ... Entering last night's meeting with the Lightning, Dany Heatley and Daniel Alfredsson had scored in the same game 45 times. The only teammates to score in the same game more often were Vincent Lecavalier and Martin St. Louis, who had done so 60 times ... Bruins C Marc Savard hasn't scored in 14 games ... Mark Recchi has been playing on the B's third line, with Patrice Bergeron and Chuck Kobasew. Recchi scored two goals in his second game with Boston but has no points in two games since.


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