Just the Facts:
Game Time: 7:00 PM, TD Garden.
TV Broadcast: NESN, FSTN.
Radio Broadcast: 98.5 The Sports Hub
Rival SB Nation Site: On the Forecheck
Season Record: Bruins: 17-14-3, 5 in Atlantic Division | Predators 21-8-2, 3 in Central Division
Filip Forsberg - Mike Ribeiro - Craig Smith
Colin Wilson - Mike Fisher - Matt Cullen
Eric Nystrom - Olli Jokinen - Gabriel Bourque
Taylor Beck - Calle Jarnkrok - James Neal
Roman Josi - Shea Weber
Mattias Ekholm - Ryan Ellis
Victor Bartley - Seth Jones
Goalies: Pekka Rinne, Carter Hutton
IR: Paul Gaustad, Anton Volchenkov
Milan Lucic - David Krejci - Craig Cunningham
Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - Reilly Smith
Chris Kelly - Carl Soderberg - Loui Eriksson
Daniel Paille - Gregory Campbell - Matt Fraser
Zdeno Chara - Dougie Hamilton
Matt Bartkowski - Dennis Seidenberg
Torey Krug - Kevan Miller
Goalies: Tuukka Rask, Niklas Svedberg
IR: Adam McQuaid
- Predators Goalie Pekka Rinne is reaaaaalllllly good. Like, 1.87 goals against and .933 save percentage good. Maybe better than Corey Crawford and Marc-Andre Fleury good. Definitely better than Jhonas Enroth good. Rinne played last night, though, so the Bruins may not face him. Fingers crossed?
- Claude Julien most likely won't mess with Soderberg-Eriksson chemistry (see also: only apparent Boston chemistry) like he was previously considering. Play like Carl. Score in OT like Loui.
- Boston fell to Nashville 3-2 last week in a frustrating shootout. People were very disappointed in Chara. (Remember?) This time around I hope we can be a little more optimistic and remember that Pekka Rinne's season has been potential Vezina Trophy material. I wasn't thrilled about all the effort it took to win against the Sabres, but a win is points. We need those.
- Adam McQuaid was on ice for the morning skate.
An overtime GWG…you automatically thought of Loui, didn't you? Nope.
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