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Bruins vs Avalanche 1/21 Preview: Bruins After Dark

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A Tyler Seguin and Jarome Iginla back-to-back feels like Ghosts of skilled Bruins past.

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Just the Facts:

Game Time: 10:00 PM, Pepsi Center.

TV Broadcast: NESN, Alti.

Radio Broadcast: 98.5 The Sports Hub

Rival SB Nation Site: Mile High Hockey

Season Record: Bruins: 25-16-6, 4th in Atlantic Division | Avalanche: 19-18-10, 6th in Central Division

Avalanche Lines:

Gabriel Landeskog - Ryan O'Reilly - Nathan Mackinnon

Alex Tanguay - Matt Duchene - Jarome Iginla

Dennis Everberg - John Mitchell - Cody McLeod

Marc-Andre Cliche - Max Talbot - Daniel Briere

Defensive Pairings:

Jan Heida - Erik Johnson

Nate Guenin - Tyson Barrie

Brad Stuart - Nick Holden

Goalies: Semyon Varlamov, Reto Berra

IR: Jesse Winchester, Jamie McGinn, Ryan Wilson, Borna Rendulic

Bruins Lines:

Milan Lucic - David Krejci - David Pastrnak

Brad Marchand (expected) - Patrice Bergeron - Reilly Smith

Chris Kelly - Carl Soderberg - Loui Eriksson

Daniel Paille - Gregory Campbell - Craig Cunningham

Defensive Pairings:

Zdeno Chara - Dougie Hamilton

Dennis Seidenberg - Adam McQuaid

Torey Krug - Kevan Miller

Game Notes:

  • After a two-game suspension that felt more like two years, Brad Marchand is back.
  • Niklas Svedberg will likely start in net in the second game of this Central Division back-to-back. He was also in net in October's 2-1 loss against the Avalanche, with a .933 save percentage and 28 saves.
  • Who needs Tyler Seguin and Jarome Iginla when it's Dougie's Big Year? Also, Carl.
  • A win tonight is crucial to preserve momentum before the All-Star break and then a tough five-game stretch featuring the Islanders twice, the Kings, the Rangers, and everyone's favorite team...the Canadiens.
  • Per DJ Bean tweet, David Pastrnak and David Krejci have combined for just one SOG the last two games. Tuukka Rask's 36 saves last night salvaged that game, but Bruins offense will need to step it up.

NEVER FORGET:

Eh, excluding this lucky waved-off goal (ruled high stick) this game was rather forgettable.

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