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Game Time: 7:00 PM, TD Garden. TV Broadcast: MSG PLUS 2, NESN. Radio Broadcast: 98.5 The Sports Hub
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Patrik Elias - Andrei Loktionov - Jaromir Jagr
Dainius Zubrus - Travis Zajac - Damien Brunner
Rostislav Olesz - Adam Henrique - Michael Ryder
Ryan Carter - Stephen Gionta - Steve Bernier
Andy Greene - Mark Fayne
Anton Volchenkov - Marek Zidlicky
Eric Gelinas - Adam Larsson
Milan Lucic - David Krejci - Jarome Iginla
Reilly Smith - Patrice Bergeron - Brad Marchand
Jordan Caron - Chris Kelly - Carl Soderberg
Daniel Paille - Gregory Campbell - Shawn Thornton
Zdeno Chara - Johnny Boychuk
Dennis Seidenberg - Dougie Hamilton
Adam McQuaid - Torey Krug
Your friends at the editorial staff of SCoC are a bit busy this Saturday afternoon, so forgive us if this preview isn't as fulsome as one might wish. The main stories: Cory Schneider is broken, so it's Marty vs. Tuukka in Boston tonight. This game also features the return of two old friends: Michael Ryder and Jaromir Jagr. This is the first time Jags has been back in Beantown since his half season run in black and gold: it'll be fun to see him back.
The Devils, with their 1-5-4 record, are having a rough go of it so far this season, and Schneider being injured doesn't help. An injured Ryan Clowe isn't helping. Nonetheless, they continue to grab points via OT and shootout losses: they certainly aren't making it easy on their opponents, and one hopes the Bruins aren't tricked into a false sense of complacency tonight.
Especially giving the Bruins' less than stellar performance against the Sharks on Thursday: Tuukka Rask and tenacity at the end of the third period stopped that game from going to overtime. The Bruins will want to bring a much better effort (especially in terms of possession) if they want to do their job tonight. Eriksson is out indefinitely, so look for Marchand to keep his second line spot for the moment, with Caron continuing to slot in on the third line.
One time, Jagr scored his first goal as a Bruin against the Devils, and it was delightful.
I'll see you all back here tonight for Game Day Threads and Recap!