Bruins Take On Jumbo Joe And The Sharks

Jumbo Joe Thornton and the San Jose Sharks arrive in Boston for an East coast West coast battle with the Boston Bruins tonight at the TD Garden. The Sharks are coming off a come from behind shoot out victory against the New Jersey Devils last night while the Bruins seem to be trending upward after a drumming of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Much like the Bruins the Sharks seem to be stumbling out of the gate in a strong Pacific division. Despite having the 7th best powerplay in the league the Sharks are 2-3-0 and are in last place in their division. Sharks captain, and former Bruin, Joe Thornton has only three points and is struggling despite his more than twenty minutes of average ice time. The Bruins look to keep him in check and get back to .500.

Enemy Site:

Fear the Fin

Injuries:

Boston

 

  • Adam McQuaid is a game-time decision but doubtful for tonight.

 

San Jose

 

 

Notes

 

  • The Bruins will be wearing their third jerseys tonight.
  • Expect Steven Kampfer to make his second start as McQuaid is still doubtful.
  • The Sharks have called up defenseman Justin Braun from Worcester, sending down forward Tommy Wingels.
  • Martin Havlat should make his second start for the Sharks on the second line.
  • The new look lines that Coach Claude Julien sent out against Toronto should remain together for tonight.

 

Projected Lineups

Bruins

Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - Nathan Horton

Milan Lucic - Chris Kelly - Tyler Seguin

Benoit Pouliot - David Krejci - Rich Peverley

Daniel Pallie - Greg Campbell - Shawn Thornton

 

Zdeno Chara - Johnny Boychuck

Dennis Seidenberg - Joe Corvo

Andrew Ference - Steven Kampfer

 

Tim Thomas

Tuukka Rask

 

San Jose

Joe Pavelski - Joe Thornton - Patrick Marleau

Martin Havlat - Logan Couture - Ryan Clowe

Benn Ferreiro - Michal Handzus - Torrey Mitchell

Brad Winchester - Andrew Murray - Jamie McGinn

 

Douglas Murray - Dan Boyle

Marc-Edouard Vlasic - Brent Burns

Colin White - Justin Braun

 

Antti Niemi

Thomas Greiss

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