Just the Facts
Game Time: 8:00 PM, TD Garden, Boston, MA. TV Broadcast: NBC, CBC, RDS. Radio Broadcast: 98.5 The Sports Hub.
Record: Boston 2, Chicago 1
The Other Side's SB Nation Site: Second City Hockey
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Blackhawks projected lines
Sharp - Bolland - Hossa
Saad - Handzus - Kane
Bickell - Bollig - Shaw
Kruger - Toews - Frolik
Keith - Seabrook
Oduya - Hjalmarsson
Leddy - Roszival
Bruins projected lines:
Lucic - Krejci - Horton
Marchand - Bergeron - Jagr
Paille - Kelly - Seguin
Daugavins - Peverley - Thornton
Chara - Seidenberg
Ference - Boychuk
Krug - McQuaid
Will Marian Hossa play, or will he be a no-show again? It's uncertain, though the Blackhawks seem to have indicated that he'll go tonight. What IS for certain is that the Bruins lines crafted last game will stick -- Tyler Seguin will remain with Chris Kelly and Daniel Paille. Just as well, considering the offense they generated on Monday night.
This is a first time thing, this leading a Stanley Cup Finals thing -- in 2011, the Bruins didn't lead until they won. Can they retain that lead, bury the dagger in Chicago and take it back to the United Center up 3-1?
Also, this happened:
My favourite Chara story is the one time he ate the entire pot roast out of his billet family's fridge in Prince George.— James Mirtle (@mirtle) June 19, 2013
In end, junior team had to start giving the family enough meal money for two players just to feed Chara. He was a big string bean then, too.— James Mirtle (@mirtle) June 19, 2013
If the Bruins can keep doing what they did in game three -- exploit Corey Crawford's glove side, keep the play out of their own end for long amounts of time, and get the matchups they want, things will probably go their way.
Only nine hours to puck drop....