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Bruins vs. Ducks Preview: Quack.

Jared Wickerham

Just the Facts:

Game Time: 10:00 PM, Honda Center. TV Broadcast: NESN. Radio Broadcast: 98.5 The Sports Hub

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Records: Bruins 28-12-2 vs. Ducks 31-8-5

Ducks Lines:

Dustin Penner - Ryan Getzlaf - Corey Perry
Jakob Silfverberg - Andrew Cogliano - Saku Koivu
Teemu Selanne - Nick Bonino - Kyle Palmieri
Matt Belesky - Daniel Winnik - Tim Jackman
Francois Beauchemin - Hampus Lindholm
Cam Fowler - Ben Lovejoy
Sami Vatanen - Bryan Allen
Jonas Hiller
Viktor Fasth

Bruins Lines:

Milan Lucic - David Krejci - Jarome Iginla
Reilly Smith - Patrice Bergeron - Brad Marchand
Loui Eriksson - Ryan Spooner - Carl Soderberg
Justin Florek - Gregory Campbell - Daniel Paille
Zdeno Chara - Torey Krug
Matt Bartkowski - Johnny Boychuk
Adam McQuaid - Kevan Miller
Tuukka Rask
Chad Johnson


It's probably wishful thinking that Loui Eriksson will play tonight, but you never know. He's on the California road trip, so hopes are high.

Anaheim, is another one of those teams we just don't see very often. This is only the 26th Bruins-Ducks game ever; the Bruins, so far, have gone 13-10-2 against the Ducks in franchise history. The last time these two teams played at the Honda Center was in March 2012, almost two years ago; the Bruins took a 3-2 win out of the Honda Center and Marty Turco was in net. Velveeta saves! The last meeting between these two teams was at TD Garden, when Boston escaped with a shootout win.

Tonight is a great opportunity for the Bruins to prove their worth despite injuries; the Ducks are the best team in the league right now, tied with Chicago in points. The Bruins only have two fewer ROW than the Ducks (ironic, as one of their few shootout wins came AGAINST the Ducks...) Of note, also, is the fact that tonight will likely be an Olympic goalie duel, with Tuukka Rask in net against Hiller. In fact, all three California games will be Olympic goalie duels, as Rask will likely face off against Quick and Niemi next. You're going down, Switzerland.