Chara was able to skate this morning, but it doesn't sound like he will be in the lineup tonight. I expect him back this weekend when the Bruins play the Flyers though. Who I do think will be on the ice tonight is Tim Thomas, and that's always a good thing.
The Bruins have won 17 of the last 21 meetings overall, and are 9-1-0 in the past 10 visits to Ottawa, winning 6 straight there by a combined 19-6 score. Ottawa was actually the team that started the whole Bruins hot streak. In that game Tim Thomas had 23 saves, and is 10-1-0 with a 1.79 goals-against average and three shutouts in 12 starts since. He's 15-3-0 with a 1.53 GAA and five shutouts in his past 18 meetings with Ottawa, winning all seven on the road with a 1.26 GAA, and his six career shutouts versus the Senators doubles his total against any other opponent. So, to say that Thomas can't wait to get on the ice tonight is an understatement.
It is always tough to play on back-to-back night, especially when you captain isn't likely to play, but with Thomas on the ice I just can't see the Bruins losing.
Bruins win 4-0
Player of the Game: Tim Thomas
Game starts at 7:30pm