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Bruins vs. Canadiens Game 1 Preview: HOLD ONTO YOUR BUTTS

It is time

Jared Wickerham

Just the Facts:

Game Time: 7:30 PM, TD Garden. TV Broadcast: NBCSN, RDS, CBC. Radio Broadcast: 98.5 The Sports Hub

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Series Record: Bruins 0-0 vs. Canadiens 0-0

Habs Lines:

Max Pacioretty David Desharnais Thomas Vanek
Dale Weise Tomas Plekanec Brendan Gallagher
Brian Gionta Daniel Briere Rene Bourque
Michael Bournival Ryan White Michael Blunden
Alexei Emelin Andrei Markov
Josh Gorges PK Subban
Mike Weaver Francis Bouillon
Carey Price
Peter Budaj

Bruins Lines:

Milan Lucic David Krejci Jarome Iginla
Brad Marchand Patrice Bergeron Reilly Smith
Justin Florek Carl Soderberg Loui Eriksson
Daniel Paille Gregory Campbell Shawn Thornton
Zdeno Chara Dougie Hamilton
Johnny Boychuk Matt Bartkowski
Torey Krug Kevan Miller
Tuukka Rask (starting)
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Game Notes:

  • The pre-series nonsense is exactly what it is every time these teams play each other. "Montreal are big whiny babies who dive and cry!" "The Bruins are big asshole goons who have no actual hockey skill!" Same shit, different day. Once the games get going, hopefully this crap will die down in favor of...the nonsense that happens in the actual games!
  • Daniel Paille will be a game time decision, but all signs point to him playing tonight. Look for him to either slot back in on the fourth line, or to usurp Justin Florek's spot with the Swedes. Either way, it'll be good to have another penalty killing forward back in the lineup.


Just drowning in my feelings

Extra Skater Stats Preview

Remember how awful this looked after game 1 vs. Detroit? Woof.

Desharnais' line is getting zone starts that are softer than puppy poo against weak competition...hopefully that changes this series. Also, gtfo Vanek.