Preseason Preview: Off to the Frozen Wasteland

Kevin C. Cox

Just the Facts:

Game Time: 7:30 PM ET, MTS Centre. TV Broadcast: NHL Network (TSN in Canada) Radio Broadcast: 98.5 The Sports Hub

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Preseason Records: Bruins (4-1-0)

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Bruins group traveling to WPG:

Forwards:
Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Jarome Iginla
Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Loui Eriksson
Carl Söderberg-Chris Kelly-Reilly Smith
Daniel Paille-Gregory Campbell-Shawn Thornton
Matt Fraser-Matt Lindblad-Nick Johnson
Ryan Spooner-Jordan Caron
Defense:
Zdeno Chara, Dougie Hamilton, Dennis Seidenberg, Adam McQuaid, Johnny Boychuk, Matt Bartkowski, Torey Krug, Kevan Miller
Goaltenders:
Tuukka Rask, Niklas Svedberg

Preview:

"We want to be as close to our lineup as possible on Friday night." That's what Claude Julien had to say about this preseason trip to the great white north; which also means that tonight could be Bruins fans' last opportunity for a while to see guys like Matt Lindblad, Nick Johnson, Kevan Miller, and possibly Jordan Caron. The third line RW spot and last D spot are still both very much up in the air; tonight could go a long way towards telling us what what we'll be seeing come opening night.

Including: the backup goalie spot! Tonight is Niklas Svedberg's chance to shine; he's being given the full 60 minutes in net tonight. It'll be worth it to tune into the game just to see how he fares; preseason sports may be dumb for the most part, but honestly, they're great for stuff like this. Svedberg was a beast in the AHL last year, and we may or may not be pulling really hard for him to make the team as Rask's backup (because: ALL the swedes?) Here's a good article on Svedberg's situation from Bruins.com this morning.

The Jets have 27 players remaining in camp, and it's likely they'll go the same route as the Bruins: ice the bubble players tonight, get closer to the regular-season lineup tomorrow night. We'll update this piece with lineups from the Jets as soon as they're posted.

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