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The Bruins will look to carry the momentum from Saturday night's 7-2 win over Carolina into tonight's game against the Mighty Ducks of Orange County of California of the United States of the Western Hemisphere Anaheim Ducks at the TD Garden. Meanwhile, the Ducks (0-1-0) are searching for their first win of the season.

Know Your Enemy

Anaheim Ducks (0-1-0)

Leading Goal Scorer in '08-'09: Cory Perry 32 goals

Key Additions: Evgeny Artyukhin, Nick Boynton, Steve Eminger, Saku Koivu, Joffrey Lupul, Luca Sbisa

Key Departures: Francois Beauchemin, Bret Hedican, Drew Miller, Rob Niedermayer, Chris Pronger

Goaltending:

 Jonas Hiller 1 GP 0-1-0 4.00 GAA .892 Sv%

Jean-Sebastian Gigeure 1 GP 0-0-1 3.81 GAA .875%

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 - Dennis Wideman
Mark Stuart - Matt Hunwick

 

Ducks Projected Lines & D-Pairs

 

  Bobby Ryan - Ryan Getzlaf - Corey Perry
Joffrey Lupul -  Saku Koivu - Teemu Selanne 
Todd Marchant - Erik Christensen - Evgeny Artyukin
Mike Brown - Ryan Carter George Parros 

Scott Niedermayer - Luca Sbisa
 Ryan Whitney - James Wisniewski
  Sheldon Brookbank - Steve Eminger

Injury Report:

Bruins: No Injuries to report

Anaheim Ducks Injuries

Doubtful

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Petteri Nokelainen abdomen 10/07/2009

 Notes:

- Former Bruin Petteri Nokelainen is not expected to play. He is still recovering from a abdominal/groin injury.

- We could see an all-Ivy league throwdown if Byron Bitz (Cornell) and George Parros (Princeton) drop the gloves. Wikipedia Fun Fact: Parros wrote his senior thesis at Princeton on a West Coast longshoremen labor dispute.

- Money Line: Boston -170 Anaheim +156

- The Bruins and Ducks are two of the most penalized teams in the NHL averaging 30.5 and 26.5 PIMs per game respectively. Only the Carolina Hurricanes have average more (31.5). Most of those PIMs came from the fights in the B's-Canes game on Saturday.

- No word if former Bruin Nick Boynton will play tonight. The veteran defense was a healthy scratch for the team's opener, but dressed on Tuesday vs. Minnesota logging 9:03 of ice time. 

- For more on the Ducks, check out Earl Sleek & Co. and their brilliant cartoons on Battle of California

- Game starts at 7:00 (NESN). Public Skate open thread starts at 6:30.

Today's Obligatory Embarrassing Ducks Fan YouTube Video:

This young man has some anger issues, but that is understandable considering he is still mourning the loss of his illegitimate father Joey Ramone.