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Bruins vs Canucks 2/11/17 Preview: Keep the Cassidy Era Winning

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After an assuring victory against the Sharks, the B’s need to keep momentum going against a WC bubble team.

Vancouver Canucks v Boston Bruins Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

Just the facts

When: 1 PM

Where: TD Garden - Boston, MA

How to follow: NESN, 98.5 The Sports Hub, SN, TSN 1040

Rival SBN site: ‘Nucks Misconduct

Visiting leaders

Scoring: Bo Horvat (15G-19A-34PTS); Henrik Sedin (11G-23A-34PTS)

Goaltending: Ryan Miller (15-14-3, .918 sv%, 2.56 GAA)

Game notes

  • The Bruce Cassidy era kicked off with a big win on Thursday night. Two PP tallies for Pasta ties him with the team lead with Marchand with 24 goals.
  • Former Bruins Loui Eriksson makes his return to Boston as a member of the Canucks. He’s putting up OK numbers (11G-11A-22PTS), three less total points than David Backes.
  • Zdeno Chara returned to practice on Friday morning, meaning it looks likely he should be back in the lineup this afternoon. The Big Z has been sidelined the last three days with illness, so its nice to see the captain back on his feet.
  • Aside from Tim Schaller, it was mainly the Bruins most potent scorers getting on the board on Thursday night. When is the secondary scoring going to catch up?
  • This game is the Hockey is for Everyone Night matchup, which entails the Bruins using pride tape on their sticks for warmups to be auctioned off, 10% of Bruins pride apparel purchases going towards the You Can Play foundation, and more certainly to come.
  • Patrice Bergeron is on a six game tear, with four goals and eight assists. After a tough start to the season, it’s great to see Bergy finding his way back onto the scoresheet.
  • The Canucks shut out the Blue Jackets in Ohio, holding onto a 3-0 victory led by a 33 save performance from Ryan Miller.

Never fourget

Here’s to this beaut. Remember, four goals in four minutes and fourteen seconds.