Bruins head to Philly for Game 6

PHILADELPHIA - MAY 05: Scott Hartnell #19 of the Philadelphia Flyers has some words with Zdeno Chara #33 of the Boston Bruins in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Wachovia Center on May 5, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Bruins defeated the Flyers 4-1 to take a three games to one lead in the series. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Making travel arrangements for a trip to Philadelphia was probably the last thing that Boston Bruins road services coordinator Johnny Bucyk wanted to do this week, but after a disappointing 4-0 loss in Game 5, Bear Force One is making another trip back to The City of Brotherly Love for Game 6 on Wednesday night. The B's will be looking to bounce back after back-to-back losses in Games 4 and 5 and try to finally wrap up the series after taking the first 3 games of the best-of-7 Eastern Conference Semifinals.

Probable Starting Goaltenders:


Tuukka Rask

#40 / Goalie / Boston Bruins

6-3

169

Mar 10, 1987




GP MIN W L GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
  Playoffs- Tuukka Rask 11
713
7
4 30
2.53 355
325
.915 0


Michael Leighton

#49 / Goalie / Philadelphia Flyers

6-3

186

May 19, 1981



GP MIN W L GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
  Playoffs - Michael Leighton 1 36 0 0 0 0.00 14 14 1.000 1/2*

*OK, so half shutout isn't an official stat, but I thought he deserved some sort of credit.

The Flyers will give journeyman goaltender Michael Leighton his first career playoff start in Game 6. Leighton, who just returned from an ankle injury himself, will be called upon to fill in for the injured Brian Boucher. Boucher left Game 5 in the second period after injuring both his knees when Flyers defenseman Ryan Parent fell awkwardly on the Philly netminder.

Injury Report


Boston Bruins Injuries

Doubtful

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Adam McQuaid knee 05/11/2010

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Dennis Seidenberg forearm 04/06/2010
Marco Sturm knee 05/02/2010
David Krejci wrist 05/06/2010

Philadelphia Flyers Injuries

Probable

Player Injury Type Injury Date

Claude Giroux
upper body 05/10/2010

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date

Brian Boucher
knee 05/10/2010
Ray Emery hip 02/02/2010
Jeff Carter
foot 04/25/2010
Ian Laperriere head 02/02/2010

Probable Lines for the B's

Daniel PaillePatrice Bergeron - Mark Recchi
Milan Lucic - Marc Savard  -  Miroslav Satan
Blake WheelerVladimir Sobotka - Michael Ryder
Steve Begin - Trent Whitfield - Shawn Thornton

Zdeno Chara - Johnny Boychuk
Matt Hunwick - Dennis Wideman
Mark Stuart - Andrew Ference

Series Recap

Bruins lead Series 3-2

Game 1



Game 2



Game 3



Game 4



 Game 5



Notes:

- There were no changes to the lines from Monday's game during Tuesday's practice for the Bruins.

- Adam McQuaid skated on his own under the watch of strength and conditioning coach John Whitesides before practice on Tuesday.

- Travis from Broad Street Hockey thinks the boys in black & golad are being too rough with his delicate flowers Flyers.

- Fun Fact: Mark Recchi did not hit a single post during the regular season.

- Claude Giroux is expected to play tonight.

- Bobby Orr thinks Boston would be a great fit for his client Taylor Hall.

- Something's Bruin drops an angry rant on the B's after Game 5.

- Most oddmakers have the B's as +135 dogs for tonight's game.

- Don't forget tonight's game doesn't start until 8:00 and can be seen on NESN.

- The Public Skate open thread gets underway right here at 7:30.

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