As noted above, the Bruins morning skate was optional. David Krejci is off IR, so it looks like he'll be back in tonight!
Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - David Pastrnak
Matt Beleskey - David Krejci - Loui Eriksson
Jimmy Hayes - Ryan Spooner - Brett Connolly
Landon Ferraro - Max Talbot - Zac Rinaldo
With Krejci's return, Vatrano appears to have been sent down due to being waiver exempt. And no, we're not really sure who sticks where, but we'll keep you posted. Joonas Kempainen could also be somewhere in this mix, swapped out for one of the bottom-sixers, as could Tyler Randell. Flip a coin.
Zdeno Chara - Zach Trotman
Dennis Seidenberg - Joe Morrow
Torey Krug - Kevan Miller
I'd like to note that the results with Trotman and Colin Miller in the line-up were actually pretty good, but again, going by what the Bruins've used recently.
And In Net:
Nothing confirmed yet. Rask is "likely" to get the start.
And For The Evil Vancouver Canucks:
Daniel Sedin - Jared McCann - Jannik Hansen
Sven Baertschi - Bo Horvat - Radim Vrbata
Emerson Etem - Linden Vey - Alexandre Burrows
Derek Dorsett - Michael Zalewski - Jake Virtanen
Oof. It's a far cry from that Stanley Cup Finals year. Best of luck to Vancouver in rebuilding their talent up front with Jim Benning (former not-very-good Bruins AGM) at the helm.
Short term, this line-up just looks wrong without two Sedins.
Alexander Edler - Christoper Tanev
Ben Hutton - Luca Sbisa
Matt Bartkowski - Alex Biega
For a team with a -17 goal differential, the Canucks actually have a pretty solid first pairing. It's what comes afterwards that hurts to look at. Sbisa is one of the worst starters in the league, who was extended by Benning at the end of last season. Matt Bartkowski is Matt Bartkowski, and the other two might actually be NHL 2016 Create-A-Players after you run out of cap space making yourself a 99 and your friend a 98.
And In Net:
Jacob Markstrom (starter tonight)
I, for one, am sad we might not get to see Sad Ryan Miller. Sigh.
Game's on at 7, not 7:30 or some weird time like that. See you then!