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Bruins vs. Blackhawks Preview: Kick Rocks

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Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

Just the Facts:

Game Time: 7PM, TD Garden. TV Broadcast: NESN. Radio Broadcast: 98.5 The Sports Hub

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SBN Game Site: Blackhawks vs Bruins coverage

Records: Bruins 49-17-6 (104 pts) (14-game point streak in the Andrej Meszaros era) vs. Blackhawks 42-16-15 (99 pts)

Blackhawks Lines:

Kris Versteeg - Jonathan Toews - Marian Hossa
Patrick Sharp - Michal Handzus - Andrew Shaw
Brandon Saad - Teuvo Teravainen - Ben Smith
Brandon Bollig - Marcus Kruger - Brian Bickell
Duncan Keith - Brent Seabrook
Johnny Oduya - Niklas Hjalmarsson
Nick Leddy - Sheldon Brookbank
Corey Crawford
Antti Raanta

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:

  • So who all's going to this game tonight? How many kidneys did you have to sell for tickets?
  • PATRICK KANE IS NOT PLAYING. Teuvo Teravainen is. In case you don't follow those Chicago meatballs on twitter, Teravainen is essentially their Carl Soderberg - just came to North America after his European league team finished their season.
  • The Blackhawks' last game was a 4-2 win over the Stars. The Bruins' last game was a SO loss to the Canadiens. The last game between these two teams was a beautiful back and forth affair that ended in a shootout, which Patrick Kane won for Chicago.
  • Numbers: Chicago has scored 244 goals this season, the Bruins have scored 230. They have 37 ROW to the Bruins' 47 (wow, that's a lot of loser/Bettman points, Chicago.) Chicago have scored 25% of their points by either losing after regulation or winning in a shootout.

NEVER FORGET:

Yeah, fuck recent highlights. Let's watch some 70's facepunching.