Just the Facts:
Game Time: 1:00 PM, TD Garden.
TV Broadcast: TVA, NESN.
Radio Broadcast: 98.5 The Sports Hub
Rival SB Nation Site: Mile High Hockey
Season Record: Bruins: 1-2-0 | Avalanche: 0-2-0
Ryan O`Reilly - Matt Duchene - Jarome Iginla
Gabriel Landeskog - Nathan MacKinnon - Alex Tanguay
Jamie McGinn - Daniel Briere - Maxime Talbot
Cody McLeod - Marc-Andre Cliche - Dennis Everberg
Brad Stuart - Erik Johnson
Nick Holden - Tyson Barrie
Jan Hejda - Ryan Wilson
Goaltenders: Semyon Varlamov, Reto Berra
Milan Lucic - David Krejci - Seth Griffith
Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - Reilly Smith
Chris Kelly - Carl Soderberg - Loui Eriksson
Daniel Paille - Ryan Spooner - Jordan Caron
Zdeno Chara - Dougie Hamilton
Dennis Seidenberg - Adam McQuaid
Torey Krug - Kevan Miller
Goaltenders: Tuukka Rask, Niklas Svedberg
- Jarome Iginla is returning to the Garden, and he had nice words about his time in Boston. Boston is feeling his absence considering he scored 61 points last season, topped only by Krejci and Bergeron.
- The Bruins and the Avs are both coming off of disheartening shutouts - the Avalanche have not yet scored a goal this year. This game will be desperate and will hopefully show us the Bruins hockey we've been waiting to see.
- Thank God David Krejci is cleared for contact. He should bring the veteran skill the team has needed. As Chris Kelly put it, "It's not Bruins hockey. It's not the way we want to play hockey." We're counting on Krejci to remind us what Bruins hockey, Presidents' Trophy hockey, is like.