Just the Facts:
Game Time: 7:00 PM, Air Canada Centre.
TV Broadcast: CBC, NHLN-US, NESN.
Radio Broadcast: 98.5 The Sports Hub
Rival SB Nation Site: Pension Plan Puppets
Season Record: Bruins: 4-5-0, 5th in Atlantic Division | Maple Leafs 3-3-1, 6th in Atlantic Division
James van Riemsdyk - Tyler Bozak - Phil Kessel
Joffrey Lupul- Nazem Kadri - Daniel Winnik
Leo Komarov - Mike Santorelli - David Clarkson
Matt Frattin- Peter Holland - Richard Panik
Dion Phaneuf - Stephane Robidas
Jake Gardiner - Roman Polak
Rielly - Cody Franson (and Percy)
Goaltenders: James Reimer, Jonathan Bernier
Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - Reilly Smith
Milan Lucic - David Krejci - Seth Griffith
Chris Kelly - Carl Soderberg - Loui Eriksson
Daniel Paille - Gregory Campbell - Simon Gagne
Dennis Seidenberg - Dougie Hamilton
Torey Krug - Adam McQuaid
Matt Bartkowski - Zach Trotman
Goaltenders: Tuukka Rask, Niklas Svedberg
- A 3-2 loss to the New York Islanders reminded us of something it seems the Bruins have struggled with since the dawn of time: full effort early in the game. "Yeah, it took us two periods to start playing and then the third period was the period we all liked," said Claude Julien for probably the millionth time.
- Things are looking bleak on the defensive front with Zdeno Chara out 4-6 weeks with a torn PCL. At least it's early in the season and this could give other defenders a chance to prove themselves. Silver linings, people. Silver linings. Tuukka Rask really has to start being Tuukka Rask again.
- The Bruins are 5th in the Atlantic Division and the Leafs are 6th. Hopefully this stirs up some Game 7 -like rivalry again. Or maybe the Bruins will look alive in the first two periods. Or something.
Not that anyone forgot about this...
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