Just the Facts
Game Time: 7 PM, TD Garden, Boston, MA. TV Broadcast: New England Sports Network (NESN), NHL-N (US), CBC, RDS (Canada). Radio Broadcast: 98.5 The Sports Hub.
Records: Bruins (24-8-4, 52 points, fourth in the East) vs. Canadiens (24-8-5, 53 points, second in the East)
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Canadiens projected lines:
Paacioretty - Desharnais - Gallagher
Prust - Eller - Gionta
Moen - Galchenyuk - Ryder
Blunden - Halpern - White
Gorges - Subban
Drewiske - Bouillon
Emelin - Markov
Bruins projected lines:
Marchand - Seguin - Jagr
Lucic - Krejci - Horton
Pandolfo - Peverley - Daugavins
Paille - Campbell - Thornton
Chara - Hamilton
Seidenberg - Bartkowski
Ference - Boychuk
Jaromir Jagr deserves an exciting game during his new time as a Boston Bruin. That 1-0 win against the Devils was boring as hell, and while it was fun to see Jagr vs. Brodeur in the mid-90s battle for the ages, the only goal was silly and fluky, and just...no. Maybe tonight will be the multi-point game we've all hoped for out of Jagr.
With the Dread Pirate Soderberg impending and only 12 games left in the season, every point counts - and the Bruins could very easily end up in first place in the division. It would be awesome to get the ball rolling on that tonight. The Habs are coming off a 4-1 win over the Jets, following a beatdown by the Flyers; for once, Budaj won't be in net.
On the Bruins' side, look for the lines to remain the same from last game, and for Bartkowski to remain in; Bart has seen an improvement in his game as he increases his NHL experience (or, since he was threatened with a trade to the wasteland that is Calgary, if you like narratives.) Jagr looked good with Tyler Seguin and Brad Marchand, and David Krejci's whole line, despite a lack of points, was buzzing all night against the Devils. Even the third line didn't look atrocious.
Our own Lilybraden and more than a few other Bruins fans have crossed the border for this last meeting with the Canadiens this year; more then ever, hopefully the Bruins win this one. There are people singing OLE OLE OLE on my street, and i'm going to go give them a piece of my mind, so I'll end it here. Beat the Habs.