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Bruins vs Ducks Preview: West Coast Worst Coast

The first West Coast Worst Coast (TM) game of the four-game road trip.

Just the Facts:

Game Time: 10:00 PM, Honda Center

TV Broadcast: NESN, FSW

Radio Broadcast: 98.5 The Sports Hub

Rival SB Nation Site: Anaheim Calling

Season RecordBruins: 14-9-1, 4th in Atlantic Division | Ducks 14-6-5, 2nd in Pacific Division

Ducks Lines:

Patrick Maroon - Ryan Getzlaf - Kyle Palmieri

Rene Bourque - Ryan Kesler - Corey Perry

Matt Beleskey - Devante Smith-Pelly - Jakob Silfverberg

Andrew Cogliano - Nate Thompson - Tim Jackman

Defensive Pairings:

Cam Fowler - Josh Manson

Hampus Lindholm - Mat Clark

Eric Brewer - Sami Vatanen

Goalies: Frederik Andersen, Jason LaBarbera

IR: Sheldon Souray, Dany Heatley, Ben Lovejoy, Francois Beauchemin, John Gibson, Clayton Stoner

Bruins Lines:

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

Matt Bartkowski - Kevan Miller

Joe Morrow - Dougie Hamilton

Goalies: Tuukka Rask, Niklas Svedberg

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

Game Notes:

  • Ah, it's here. The first Bruins after dark game of the season, if you will. Who's staying up to watch?
  • David Krejci and Zdeno Chara did not make the trip, unsurprisingly. December 11th is the targeted date for Chara's return. It's a relief to have an actual date thrown out there.
  • Ducks goalie Jason LaBarbera is day-to-day with an upper-body injury. Frederik Anderson would have likely started either way, but he was pulled in the second period Saturday after letting the Sharks score five.
  • This road trip is going to be a test. Claude Julien does not "expect to go out there and dominate a game from start to finish with our lineup right now," he said after an OT win over the Jets Friday. The Bruins need to play more of a full 60 minutes, but any type of win against an impressive Ducks team would be great.
  • Tuukka and Pasta. Those are two names I like right now.


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