The Bruins and the Senators will go head to head in the first game of the first round of the 2017 NHL Playoffs. This will be the first time that these two teams will face off in the post-season. The Senators were able to take home a win all four times these two met during the regular season, so the Bruins are not looking to repeat past mistakes. While both teams were able to punch a postseason ticket, neither team had a great regular season record, so many are wondering how far either team can actually go. These two underdogs are both vying for a second round spot as well as a chance to silence their haters.
The Bruins are back in the playoffs after missing them for the past two years. This 2011 Stanley Cup-winning team just can’t seem to be consistent. While the 2013 Cup loss to the Blackhawks still showed that this team should be a contender each year, they seem to have lost the mojo that propelled them forward. Year after year the Bruins seemed to shoot themselves in the foot by making bad trades and questionable moves. Halfway through the 2017 season, many thought the Bruins would miss the playoffs for a third year after they fired a coach Claude Julien. Boston did find a resurgence in the latter half of the season, yet they still are inconsistent when it comes to wins and performances. This six-time Stanley cup winning team looked like they had a fall from grace, but this post-season could jump start the Bruins’ winning mentality, depending on how far they go.
The Senators are still a fairly young team, having been brought into the league in the 1992 season. It took a while for the Ottawa team to make the playoffs, but since the ’96 season, the Senators have only missed the playoffs twice. However post-season luck never seemed to be able to rub off on the senators as they were only able to make it past the second round once, which led to a Stanley cup loss to the Ducks. Ottawa is looking to make a stand and make past the second round with a possible return to the finals. The Senators will try to take baby steps to reach their end goal, and Boston stands in the way of Ottawa being able to punch their ticket to the second round. The competition only gets tougher and tougher the longer you last in the postseason, so the Senators need to prove they have the stuff to compete with other veteran postseason teams. Ottawa is not looking to have another season go down with a first round lost.
With Bruins looking to reclaim their former glory and the Senators hoping to not repeat history, these two teams will be giving it their all in order to advance to the second round. If you want to watch this game, check below to see how you can catch it online.
Bruins vs. Senators Viewing Details
How To Live Stream Bruins vs. Senators Online
Your best bet for getting all the updates and info for the Bruins and Senators game is to head over to either NESN.com or NHL.com. While you can’t live stream the games from either website, both will have up-to-date information and coverage on the game.
If you don’t have access to a cable or satellite log-in, you can live stream the game online through DIRECTV NOW. DIRECTV offers a free seven-day trial, so you’ll receive a full seven days free before your paid membership begins. If you cancel your subscription within the week, you will not be charged. DIRECTV NOW is available on Desktop, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Chromecast.
If you don’t have access to a cable or satellite log-in, you can watch the game through Sling TV. Sling TV is service that allows subscribers to watch live and on-demand TV channels on TVs, computer or mobile device for a monthly fee. It’s just like a cable or satellite TV service, except it’s delivered over the internet. The service’s Orange package includes NBC and costs $20 a month, but you can sign up for a free seven-day trial. If you cancel your subscription within a week, you will not be charged. Once signed up, simply download the app for your computer to start watching.
Please note NBC on Sling TV & DIRECTV NOW is only available in Dallas-Ft. Worth, Chicago, Hartford-New Haven, L.A., Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, New York, Philadelphia, San Diego, San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, Washington, D.C.
Watch Bruins vs. Senators On Phone, Tablet Or Mobile
If you can’t watch today’s game on your TV or computer, NBC has you covered with their NBC Sports app. As long as you have a cable or satellite provider, you can download the app for free in the App Store, the Google Play store, or the Windows Store.
You can also watch the game on the Sling app. Sign up for a free Sling trial and download their app from the App store or Google Play store. There is also a Sling app for Apple TV, Xbox One, Roku, Chromecast, and Amazon Fire TV.