Just the Facts:
The Time: 10pm EST
The Place: T-Mobile Arena, Paradise
but it’s pretty much just Las Vegas, NV
Place to Watch: NESN, ESPN+
Place to Listen: 98.5 The Sports Hub
Know your Enemy:
- The Knights have played a grand total of two games and already they have two depth guys in the lead for “October scoring leader”, which is a phrase i just made up describing one or more players who probably won’t end the year as a scoring leader: They are Tomas Nosek and Reilly Smith.
- The B’s will be the second team the Knights have faced in 2019-20; their first two games were a home-and-home with the Sharks.
- Marc-Andre Fleury is as good as he’s ever been..at least, against San Jose-based competition.
Well, if you wanted a good early test of how this Bruins team is gonna look against a team that (for the time being) looks like a playoff contender, look no further than the Knights.
They just mollywhopped their newfound rival San Jose Sharks twice over to begin their season, and didn’t look like they had any trouble whatsoever. Gerard Gallant has ensured that group is skating at top speed throughout the early season. Even their young guns in Cody Glass are getting in on the action!
Of course, they’ve only actually played one team. Boston’s played two.
Speaking of, enter the protagonists; the Boston Bruins. They’ve made it here on who a pair of close wins on the road who are having some offensive misfires here and there, lines that have basically had night-and-day performances early on, and buoyed by strong defense and even stronger goaltending. Definitely Bruins as hell, but not totally sustainable over an entire season.
At least the players who are on LTIR this time are depth players. Knock on wood.
Boston definitely needs a good wakeup call of a game, and if this is the one they need to start getting that offense clicking and that power play not short-circuiting all over the place, then now has never been a better time for it, as the Knights are not going to suffer foolishness without making Boston pay for it.
In short, it should be required viewing!