THE TIME: 10:00pm EST
THE PLACE: SAP Center in San Jose, California
THE STAKES: Two points to keep the Panthers/Lightning in 2nd/3rd in the Atlantic Division.
WHERE TO WATCH: NESN, NBCSN, SN
WHERE TO LISTEN: 98.5-FM The Sports Hub
THE OPPOSING SBNATION BLOG: Fear the Fin
So...the Sharks have been busy!
Since their last game against the Bruins, their roster has become a very different animal than the one they were back in November. Most notably, the Sharks brought former Leafs goalie James Reimer into their fold. The player we flipped, Martin Jones, has continued to be a competent starter for the gentlemen in teal. As per usual, Joe Thornton and Joe Pavelski are in charge of the sharks' points leaders, but in scoring comes the curious addition of defenseman Brent Burns with 25 goals, which has to make the wookie-american community very proud.
Meanwhile, the Bruins have been taking full advantage of the additions of Lee Stempniak and John-Michael Liles, beating teams ordinarily they may have not had a prayer against a couple of months ago. Now, they look to avenge the barn-burner 5-4 loss they suffered at the hands of the Sharks on home ice some time ago and wrestle full control of the Atlantic away from Florida. And Tampa Bay.
Can they do it? Let's tune in tonight and find out!
WELCOME BACK TO BOSTON, JAMES!