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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:

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
Zdeno Chara, Dougie Hamilton, Dennis Seidenberg, Adam McQuaid, Johnny Boychuk, Matt Bartkowski, Torey Krug, Kevan Miller
Tuukka Rask, Niklas Svedberg


"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 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.