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The Bruins will play host to the Colorado Avalanche this afternoon at The Garden. The B's are looking get over the .500 mark for the first time this season, while the Avs are looking to bounce back from a 2 game skid (0-1-1) and improve to 3-1-1 on the season.

Know Your Enemy

Colorado Avalanche (2-1-1)

Leading Goal Scorer: Wojtek Wolski (4 goals)


2009 - Craig Anderson 4 243 2 1 8 1.98 138 130 .942 1

Peter Budjai: 0 games played

Injury Report:

Boston Bruins Injuries

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Dennis Wideman shoulder 10/12/2009

Colorado Avalanche Injuries

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Brandon Yip undisclosed 10/01/2009

Projected Lines:

Bruins Projected Lines & D-Pairs


  Milan Lucic - Marc Savard - Marco Sturm
Blake Wheeler - David Krejci - Michael Ryder
Mark Recchi - Patrice Bergeron - Chuck Kobasew
Shawn Thornton - Steve Begin - Byron Bitz

Zdeno Chara - Derek Morris
Andrew Ference - Matt Hunwick
Mark Stuart - Johnny Boychuk


Avalanche Projected Lines & D-Pairs



  Wojtek Wolski - Paul Stastny - Milan Hejduk
Cody McLeod - Matt Duchene - Marek Svatos
Darcy Tucker - Ryan O'Reilly - Chris Stewart
David Koci - T.J. Galiardi - Matt Hendricks


John-Michael Liles - Adam Foote
Kyle Quincey - Scott Hannan
Kyle Cumiskey - Brett Clark



- Tuukka Rask will get the start in goal again today

- Colorado has looked very strong on the PK this season. They have killed off 14 of 16 power plays (87.5%).

- Johnny Boychuk will see his first ice time of the season with Dennnis Wideman on the shelf with a shoulder injury.

- The open thread is below. I was kind of slacking with this preview and didn't get it done until right before game time.

- For more on the Avs check out Mile Hockey Hockey, a great site written by a fellow New Englander (I think he was traded in the Ray Bourque deal).

Today's Obligatory Embarrassing Avs Fan YouTube Video