Just the Facts:
Game Time: 1:00 PM, TD Garden.
TV Broadcast: NESN, SPSO.
Radio Broadcast: 98.5 The Sports Hub
Rival SB Nation Site: Canes Country
Jiri Tlusty - Eric Staal - Zach Boychuk
Nathan Gerbe - Riley Nash - Alexander Semin
Jeff Skinner - Victor Rask - Chris Terry
Pat Dwyer - Jay McClement - Brad Malone
Andrej Sekera - Justin Faulk
Jay Harrison - Tim Gleason
John-Michael Liles - Ron Hainsey
Goalies: Cam Ward, Anton Khudobin
IR: Jordan Staal, Brett Bellemore
Milan Lucic - Chris Kelly - Seth Griffith
Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - Reilly Smith
Matt Fraser - Carl Soderberg - Loui Eriksson
Daniel Paille - Gregory Campbell - Simon Gagne
Dennis Seidenberg - Dougie Hamilton
Joe Morrow - Adam McQuaid
Torey Krug - Zach Trotman
Goalies: Tuukka Rask, Niklas Svedberg
IR: Kevan Miller, Zdeno Chara, David Krejci, David Warsofsky
- The problem with the Bruins right now is deeper than the IR list. Perhaps it is a domino effect but even with a less-than-healthy roster, a successful team's best players are generally consistent. Claude Julien often says that your best players have to be your best players. Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand, Reilly Smith, Dennis Seidenberg, and Dougie Hamilton all went minus-3 in the 5-1 loss against some team I don't like on Thursday. At least the 11-2 road trip highlighted specific areas that need improvement, suggested that maybe it isn't a goaltending issue, and reminded Bruins that they cannot get comfortable with wins against below-average teams at the Garden.
- Boston is characteristically great five-on-five and it showed in the five-game winning streak. When they start slipping up in this aspect in their own zone, possession opportunities also take a hit. It's basic stuff, here. We've seen glimpses of potential like Thursday's first period, so it's not entirely discouraging.
- Goalie Cam Ward is starting for the Canes, with a record of 5-4-1 and a .912 even strength save percentage to Rask's .911.
- Remember, today's game is at 1:00 p.m.
Throwback to 2010
Last Game in Fancy Stats: