Just the Facts:
Game Time: 7:00 PM, TD Garden.
TV Broadcast: NBCSN, NESN, ROOT.
Radio Broadcast: 98.5 The Sports Hub
Rival SB Nation Site: PensBurgh
Chris Kunitz - Sidney Crosby - Blake Comeau
Nick Spaling - Evgeni Malkin - Patric Hornqvist
Beau Bennett - Brandon Sutter - Steve Downie
Zach Sill - Marcel Goc - Craig Adams
Paul Martin - Kris Letang
Olli Maatta - Christian Ehrhoff
Rob Scuderi - Simon Despres
Goalies: Marc-Andre Fleury, Thomas Greiss
IR: Pascal Dupuis
Bruins Lines: (from morning skate)
Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - Reilly Smith
Milan Lucic - Carl Soderberg - Loui Eriksson
Daniel Paille - Gregory Campbell - Simon Gagne
Jordan Caron - Alexander Khokhlachev - David Pastrnak
Dennis Seidenberg - Torey Krug
Matt Bartkowski - Kevan Miller
Joe Morrow - Dougie Hamilton
Goalies: Tuukka Rask, Niklas Svedberg
IR: Zdeno Chara, David Warsofsky, Adam McQuaid, David Krecji
- One of last years Chowder previews says "after a difficult loss to the Habs, let's see how the Bruins turn this one around." The Bruins won that game in a 3-2 thriller. Maybe the Bruins will bounce back like that again.
- The Penguins are coming off of back-to-back losses against the Islanders. The Bruins are coming off of a loss against the Habs. I can't decide who has momentum here.
- Goalie Marc-Andre Fleury is hot right now, averaging 2.1 GA and a .926 save percentage.
- "I don't think we can focus on when this guy's coming back, because then we can lose our focus and our focus needs to be playing our hockey and grinding it out," said Tuukka Rask. He's right, and the Bruins have to get in front of the net and get more shots off.
- I'm excited to see where Claude Julien puts David Pastrnak. Bruins also recalled Jordan Caron, so expect the lines above to be jumbled around a little. EDIT: After the morning skate, it looks like a Caron-Koko-Pasta line.
I live in Pennsylvania and I probably bring this series up about twice a week.
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