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Dustin Penner and Chris Brown for the Caps, and Mesz for the Bruins...it's post-trade-deadline madness!

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Just the Facts:

Game Time: 7:00 PM, TD Garden. TV Broadcast: NESN. Radio Broadcast: 98.5 The Sports Hub

Rival SB Nation Site: Japers Rink

SBN Game Site: Capitals vs Bruins coverage

Records: Bruins 39-17-5 (83 pts) vs. Capitals 29-24-10 (68 pts)

Capitals Lines:

Alex Ovechkin - Nicklas Backstrom - Marcus Johansson
Jason Chimera - Eric Fehr - Joel Ward
Troy Brouwer - Chris Brown - Dustin Penner
Tom Wilson - Ryan Stoa - Jay Beagle
Jack Hillen - Mike Green
Karl Alzner - John Carlson
Cameron Schilling - Connor Carrick
Braden Holtby
Jaroslav Halak

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 - Johnny Boychuk
Torey Krug - Kevan Miller
Tuukka Rask
Chad Johnson

Game Notes:

  • Wow, the Capitals are a MASH unit. They lost Brooks Laich and John Erskine after last night's game against the Flyers, in which there were a lot of shenanigans. Like, a LOT.
  • The Caps lost to the Flyers 6-4 last night. The Flyers were up 4-0, the Capitals attempted to mount a comeback and got it to 4-3, at which point the Flyers basically went "haha no" and scored three more times. Not really the best game for Braden Holtby, who was pulled after four goals...
  • ...and who inexplicably gets the start tonight, against Tuukka Rask and the Bruins!
  • Andrej Meszaros will not play tonight. Likely he'll slot in against Tampa on Saturday.
  • Loui Eriksson's injury was actually sustained in Sochi when he cut his heel in the cold tub and it got infected. FOREVER #SOCHIPROBLEMS. He's good to go tonight.

NEVER FORGET:

I don't even know.