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Bruins vs Jets Preview: Black (and Gold) Friday

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Bruins have to make effort count.

Just the Facts:

Game Time: 7:00 PM, TD Garden

TV Broadcast: NESN, TSN3, TVA2.

Radio Broadcast: 98.5 The Sports Hub

Rival SB Nation Site: Arctic Ice Hockey

Season Record: Bruins: 13-9-1, 4th in Atlantic Division | Jets 11-9-3, 4th in Central Division

Jets Lines:

Andrew Ladd - Bryan Little - Blake Wheeler

Evander Kane - Mark Scheifele - Dustin Byfuglien

Matt Halischuk - Adam Lowry - Michael Frolik

Chris Thorburn - Jim Slater - Anthony Peluso

Defensive Pairings:

Mark Stuart - Jacob Trouba

Grant Clitsome - Zach Bogosian

Adam Pardy - Paul Postma

Goalies: Ondrej Pavelec, Michael Hutchinson

IR: Tobias Enstrom, Mathieu Perreault

Bruins Lines: (Wednesday's practice)

Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - David Pastrnak

Milan Lucic - Carl Soderberg - Loui Eriksson

Reilly Smith - Chris Kelly - Seth Griffith

Daniel Paille - Gregory Campbell - Simon Gagne

Defensive Pairings:

Dennis Seidenberg - Torey Krug

Joe Morrow - Dougie Hamilton

Matt Bartkowski - Kevan Miller

Goalies: Tuukka Rask, Niklas Svedberg

IR: Adam McQuaid, Zdeno Chara, David Warsofsky, David Krejci

Game Notes:

  • Typically major line changes make me anxious, but I like these. If Claude Julien is going to bring David Pastrnak up, I say give him a chance to play with some skilled veterans. I really like the potential of a Lucic-Soderberg line, too. A little variety could be what it takes for the Bruins to improve on scoring.
  • If Chris Kelly gets cleared by the medical staff, he should be "good to go" for tonight's game, per Claude Julien.
  • The effort was there in Monday's 3-2 overtime loss against Pittsburgh. Torey Krug says "we're happy with where we're at, but not satisfied." People always say that in sports, but it is actually applicable in this situation. We really want to see Bruins make the effort count and produce goals, obviously. Effort is great but winning is cool too.

NEVER FORGET:

"And Daniel Paille continues his hot streak…"

Last Game in Fancy Stats:

The effort was there, but Malkin's gonna Malkin.