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Bruins vs. Blues Preview: And now for the part of the road trip with the good teams...

We're all gonna die.

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Just the Facts:

Game Time: 8:00 PM, DrinkScotch Scottrade Arena. TV Broadcast: NESN, Fox Sports Midwest. Radio Broadcast: 98.5 The Sports Hub

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Season Record: Bruins28-20-9, 65 points (4th in Flortheast, 2nd Wildcard), Blues: 57-37-16, 78 points (2nd in Conference III)

Blues Lines:

Alexander Steen David Backes T.J. Oshie
Jaden Schwartz Jori Lehtera Vladimir Tarasenko
Dmitrij Jaskin Paul Stastny Patrik Berglund
Steve Ott Marcel Goc Ryan Reaves
Chris Butler Alex Pietrangelo
Carl Gunnarsson Jay Bouwmeester
Barret Jackman Ian Cole
Brian Elliott
Jake Allen

Bruins Lines:

Milan Lucic David Krejci David Pastrnak
Brad Marchand Patrice Bergeron Reilly Smith
Chris Kelly Carl Soderberg Loui Eriksson
Daniel Paille Gregory Campbell Craig Cunningham
Zdeno Chara Dougie Hamilton
Adam McQuaid Dennis Seidenberg
Torey Krug Kevan Miller
Tuukka Rask (always and forever starting, amen)
Malcolm Subban (lol never starting ever, sorry bud)

Game Notes:

  • Hey guys guess what, the Blues are really good. Like, really good. I mean obviously Nashville's over there in the West just having a good old time, but the Blues are just six points behind them. Their second line of Schwartz - Tarasenko - Lehtera has been an eye-opener this year; they've combine for a ton of points and can be relied on to pick up the slack when the first line can't get things going. The fourth line is a pile of hot garbage (hey, that sounds familiar!) but - I mean, when you're deep enough to have Paul Stastny on your third line, you're doing pretty okay.
  • On defense, the Blues are short BU boy Kevin Shattenkirk, who's due to have abdominal surgery in the next few days. He played his first game for the Blues almost exactly four years ago, the product of what's turned out to be a pretty even-keeled trade for the Avalanche and Blues.
  • Last time these two teams met at Scottrade, St. Louis had just gotten a whole mess of snow and the Bruins won. Granted, the Bruins were a lot better a year ago, but - hey, there's a chance!
  • Carter Camper made his debut against the Blues and tonight it's looking like a repeat of that, with Brian Ferlin getting the call. Also, maybe if we say Tuukka Rask is absolutely 100% no-chance-of-being-wrong going to start, something else will happen? Yes.

Never Forget:

One time I watched this game with a bunch of Blues fans because it was the offseason and we were all bored and let me tell you, it's way funnier in retrospect. /drinks wine

Advanced Stats

Bruins why.