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Bruins vs. Avalanche Preview: Let's pop some Pepsi.

Actually let's not, Pepsi is gross.

Just the Facts:

Game Time: 9:00PM, Pepsi Center. TV Broadcast: NESN. Radio Broadcast: 98.5 The Sports Hub

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Records: Bruins 47-17-5 (99 pts) (undefeated in the Andrej Meszaros era) vs. Avalanche 44-20-6 (94 pts)

Avalanche Lines:

Jamie McGinn - Matt Duchene - Ryan O'Reilly
Tyson Barrie - Nathan MacKinnon - Gabriel Landeskog
Cody MacLeod - Maxime Talbot - Marc-Andre Cliche
Patrick Bordeleau - Paul Carey - Brad Malone
Erik Johnson - Jan Hejda
Nick Holden - Andre Benoit 
Nate Guenin - Cory Sarich
Semyon Varlamov
Reto Berra

Bruins Lines:

Milan Lucic - David Krejci - Jarome Iginla
Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - Reilly Smith
Carl Soderberg - Chris Kelly - Loui Eriksson
Shawn Thornton - Gregory Campbell - Daniel Paille
Zdeno Chara - Dougie Hamilton
Matt Bartkowski - Andrej Meszaros
Torey Krug - Kevan Miller
Tuukka Rask
Chad Johnson

Game Notes:

  • Last time these two teams met was a 2-0 Avs win at TD Garden on October 10. It was a terrible game. The Bruins, however have won four of their past five games at the Pepsi Center.
  • If the Bruins win tonight, it'll be their first 11-game win streak since the 1970-1971 season. They haven't lost in regulation on the road since playing the Kings on that early January Cali road trip.
  • The Bruins have taken 45 of a possible 58 points since 2014 started. The Avalanche and Blackhawks have each taken 44 points since 2014 started.
  • The KIL line has been killing it, with a combined 15 goals over the last 10 games. Also killing it: Patrice Bergeron (what else is new) and Carl Soderberg, who has 3G 6A in the last 10 games.
  • The Avalanche are currently sitting one point out of second place in Conference III behind Chicago. They're 6-3-1 in their last 10 games and lost their last one in OT.
  • The goaltending matchup tonight should be Rask vs. Varlamov.


let's just listen to Patrick Roy a bit.