Bruins and Flyers set for Game 7

History will be made in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, but the Bruins hope that the next chapter of the NHL history book doesn't include a story about a team from Boston that became the third team in league history to blow a 3-0 lead in a 7-game series. After taking a 3-0 lead in their Eastern Conference Semifinals series against the Philadelphia Flyers, the Bruins have dropped three straight to the resurgent Flyers. Now, it all comes down to Game 7 as the Bruins and Flyers will fight for their playoff lives at TD Garden on Friday night (7:00, NESN).

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 12
771
7
7 32
2.49 382
350
.916 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 2 96 1 0 1 0.63 45 44 .978 1/2*

Injury Report


Boston Bruins Injuries

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
Adam McQuaid knee 05/13/2010

Philadelphia Flyers Injuries

QUESTIONABLE

Player Injury Type Injury Date

Blair Betts
shoulder 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 and D-Pairs for the B's

Blake Wheeler  -  Patrice Bergeron - Mark Recchi
Milan Lucic - Marc Savard  -  Miroslav Satan
Daniel Paille or Brad MarchandVladimir Sobotka - Michael Ryder
Steve Begin - Trent Whitfield - Shawn Thornton

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

Series Recap

Series tied 3-3

Game 1



Game 2



Game 3



Game 4



 Game 5



Game 6



Notes:

- Blake Wheeler skated on the top line with Patrice Bergeron and Mark Recchi during Thursday's practice.

"Just changing our lines around. Trying to find something to spark certain people. You see that happen quite often. Just felt it was time for a change."

- Julien on moving Wheeler to the top line

- Zdeno Chara thinks that the B's need to create more traffic in front of Michael Leighton.

- Game 6 was the third highest rated Bruins broadcast in NESN history. The game got a 10.3 rating in the Boston DMA.

- Blair Betts is expected to play tonight.

- The B's will try to avoid following in the footsteps of their ECHL affiliate, the Reading Royals.

- Brad Marchand is ready to go if his number gets called tonight.

- Bruins are slight money line favorites at -125.

- Game starts at 7:00 and can be seen on NESN locally. Public Skate open thread get underway a half hopur before puck drop.

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