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Bruins vs Blue Jackets 1/17 Preview: No Everlasting Shootouts

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Bruins will have to clinch sixth consecutive win without Brad Marchand.

Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports

Just the Facts:

Game Time: 7:00 PM, TD Garden.

TV Broadcast: NESN, FSOH.

Radio Broadcast: 98.5 The Sports Hub

Rival SB Nation Site: The Cannon

Season Record: Bruins: 24-15-6, 4th in Atlantic Division | Blue Jackets 18-20-3, 7th in Metropolitan Division

Blue Jackets Lines:

Scott Hartnell - Ryan Johansen - Nick Foligno

Jeremy Morin - Alexander Wennberg - Cam Atkinson

Sean Collins - Mark Letestu - Josh Anderson

Corey Tropp - Brandon Dubinsky - Jared Boll

Defensive Pairings:

Jack Johnson - David Savard

Kevin Connauton - James Wisniewski

Fedor Tyutin - Dalton Prout

Goalies: Sergei Bobrovsky, Curtis McElhinney

IR: Nathan Horton, Ryan Murray, Boone Jenner, Artem Anisimov, Brian Gibbons, Jack Skille

Bruins Lines:

Milan Lucic - David Krejci - David Pastrnak

probably Daniel Paille (dammit, Brad Marchand) - Patrice Bergeron - Reilly Smith

Chris Kelly - Carl Soderberg - Loui Eriksson

? - Gregory Campbell - Craig Cunningham

Defensive Pairings:

Zdeno Chara - Dougie Hamilton

Dennis Seidenberg - Adam McQuaid

Torey Krug - Kevan Miller

Goalies: Tuukka Rask, Niklas Svedberg

Game Notes:

  • With Brad Marchand out, Daniel Paille is likely to take his spot. Paille practiced in gold with Patrice Bergeron and Reilly Smith on Friday.
  • In this five-game winning streak, the Bruins have had the best defense in the NHL. They've managed to reduce chances and have allowed only six goals in five games. The Bruins vs Rangers chart below is really fun.
  • The Blue Jackets are on a four-game losing streak, including a 2-1 loss to the Rangers. The Bruins just had a shutout win against the Rangers. I'm not a scientist…but science.
  • Goaltender Curtis McElhinney will likely start. He was in goal for the infamous seven-round shootout earlier this season.
  • The Bruins haven't had a six-game winning streak since last season's glory. It's time.

NEVER FORGET:

Hopefully this game doesn't turn into a seven-round shootout.

Last Game in Fancy Stats

Taylor Swift voice: *Oh my God, look at these stats*