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Bruins vs. Oilers Preview: Captain Planet Reunion Day

The Bruins face off against old buddy Andrew Ference today. It only hurts a little.

Jim Rogash

Just the Facts:

Game Time: 9:30 PM, Rexall Place. I had to google that, again. TV Broadcast: NESN. Radio Broadcast: 98.5 The Sports Hub

Rival SB Nation Site: The Copper & Blue

SBN Game Site: Bruins vs Oilers coverage

Records: Bruins 21-8-2 vs. Flames 11-18-3

Flames Lines:

David Perron - Jordan Eberle - Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
Taylor Hall - Sam Gagner - Nail Yakupov
Jesse Joensuu - Mark Arcobello - Ales Hemsky
Ryan Jones - Anton Lander - Luke Gadzic
Andrew Ference - Philip Larsen
Corey Potter - Anton Belov
Nick Schultz - Justin Schultz
Devan Dubnyk

Bruins Lines:

Milan Lucic - David Krejci - Jarome Iginla
Reilly Smith - Patrice Bergeron - Brad Marchand
Carl Soderberg - Ryan Spooner - Matt Fraser
Jordan Caron - Gregory Campbell - Nick Johnson
Zdeno Chara - Johnny Boychuk
Dennis Seidenberg - Torey Krug
Matt Bartkowski - Kevan Miller
Tuukka Rask
Chad Johnson


Take a look at that Oilers lineup. Hoo boy. Likely, as your eyes scanned down the lines, your thought process went a bit like this: "What a good first line. What a good second line. Lot of young guys, but they should totes be able to get things done. Wait, who are the rest of these forwards? OH BOY ANDREW FERENCE! Wait.....I've never heard of the rest of these defensemen. Did they actually pair those last two together because they have the same last name?"

And this is why the oilers are in last in the West. (Blah blah the East is terrible, over here they'd be.....fifteenth!)

Daniel Paille has returned to Boston, so looks like Nick Johnson gets to play again tonight. Providence Bruins for life, man. It remains to be seen if Claude will shuffle Matt Fraser back up with Bergeron and Marchand and stick Reilly Smith back with Ryan Spooner, since that worked so well in the third period against the Flames.

Tuukka Rask has the flu. I'm sure half the rest of the team does as well. Great.

The Bruins have the potential to increase their stranglehold on the Eastern Conference tonight at very-late-o-clock. A win puts them three points ahead of Pittsburgh, and five ahead of Montreal.


Oh hey here's some highlights from the last time these teams played