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Bruins vs. Avalanche Preview: PATRICK ROY IS COMING TO TOWN


Just the Facts:

Game Time: 7 PM, TD Garden. TV Broadcast: New England Sports Network (NESN). Radio Broadcast: 98.5 The Sports Hub

Rival SB Nation Site: Mile High Hockey

Records: Bruins 2-0-0 vs. Avalanche 3-0-0

Get Tickets Here: Boston Bruins Tickets

Avalanche Lines:

Steve DownieMatt Duchene - Ryan O'Reilly
Gabriel Landeskog - Paul Stastny - Alex Tanguay
Jamie McGinn - Nathan MacKinnon - PA Parenteau
Patrick Bordeleau - John Mitchell - Cody McLeod
Erik Johnson - Jan Hejda
Cory Sarich - Andre Benoit
Tyson Barrie - Nate Guenin
Jean-Sebastien Giguere
Semyon Varlamov

Bruins Lines:

Milan Lucic - David Krejci - Jarome Iginla
Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - Loui Eriksson
Jordan Caron - Chris Kelly - Reilly Smith
Daniel Paille - Gregory Campbell - Shawn Thornton
Zdeno Chara - Johnny Boychuk
Dennis Seidenberg - Dougie Hamilton
Adam McQuaid - Torey Krug
Tuukka Rask
Chad Johnson


Tonight's a big night at the TD Garden. The Bruins are the only remaining undefeated Flortheast team, thanks to a timely loss by the Canadiens last night. Lifelong Bruins enemy Patrick Roy is back in town behind the Avs' bench, and after his display of rage the other night, that could get mighty interesting. Both teams are undefeated. The Avs aren't starting their best goalie. Can the Bruins pull this one out?

The last time the Avalanche were in town was exactly two years ago today. That game ended 1-0, and featured Tuukka Rask vs. Semyon Varlamov. It was also one of Gabriel Landeskog's first games. That game was neat in that it featured three top-three picks from the prior three years; Landeskog, Tyler Seguin, and Matt Duchene. This year's game again features three top-three guys, only this time they're all on the Avs' side of the ice - newcomer Nathan MacKinnon rounds out the set for the Avs.

Former Bruin Matt Hunwick will likely not be in the lineup tonight. How sad.

Never Forget:

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