PROJECTED STARTING GOALTENDERS: Tuukka Rask (0-1-0, 11.11 GAA, .737 Save %) vs. Mike Condon (0-0-0, 0.00 GAA, .000 Save %). Rask is 11-7-4 with three shutouts, a 2.17 GAA and .925 Save % in 24 career games against the Senators. Condon is 2-4-0 with a 2.87 GAA and .907 Save % in six career games against the Bruins.
LARGEST 50/50 RAFFLE EVER TO BENEFIT SPECIAL OLYMPICS MASSACHUSETTS: Today’s 50/50 raffle presented by TD Bank will be the largest jackpot to date, with the jackpot minimum set at $250,000, which will guarantee the winner a minimum of $125,000. Proceeds from this 50/50 raffle will benefit Special Olympics Massachusetts. Fans can purchase tickets in game and online by visiting BostonBruins.com/5050. Please note that fans must be within the state of Massachusetts at time of purchase.
OPENING DAY WITH JETBLUE: JetBlue is joining in on the Opening Day festivities by celebrating with customers and crew members at Boston Logan International Airport today. Throughout the day, airport crew members will make special announcements to waiting customers and they will be invited to participate in Bruins trivia for the chance with win prizes, including tickets to a future Bruins game. All customers boarding one lucky flight will be outfitted in Bruins t-shirts as a fun way to show support for the team. Crew members will also be wearing Bruins jerseys over their uniforms to show their support.
MATCHUP HISTORY: The Bruins host the Senators today for the first of four games between these teams this season and the first of two games at TD Garden this year. The Bruins swept the Senators in last season’s series at 4-0-0, which snapped a six-game winless streak vs. Ottawa at 0-4-2.
385 AND COUNTING: Following their playoff game vs. Tampa Bay on May 4, the Bruins have sold out 385 consecutive regular season and playoff games at TD Garden. Their last non-sellout was on December 2, 2009, when they hosted the Tampa Bay Lightning and drew 16,553.
SENATORS NOTEBOOK: The Senators enter today’s game at 1-0-1 following a 5-3 win in Toronto Saturday night… With the departure of Erik Karlsson in an offseason trade to San Jose, the Senators will employ three alternate captains in today’s game (Matt Duchene, Mark Stone, Zack Smith)… Tom Pyatt is one point shy of 100 for his NHL career… Thomas Chabot paces the team in points this season with 4 (2 goals, 2 assists).
SPECIAL TEAMS: Bruins power play: 1-for-3 (33.3%, T-6th NHL), Bruins penalty kill: 4-for-8 (50.0%, T-30th NHL)… Senators power play: 1-for-5 (22.2%, T-15th NHL), Senators penalty kill: 4-for-5 (80.0%, T-18th).