Tonight the Bruins take on the visiting Blues. Gosh, it sounds like a metaphor for winter.
Does anyone know what’s up with the Blues? The Bruins have been so h=fun and the Habs have been so bad that it’s hard to pay attention to any ol’ western conference team. Turns out they’re not just that. Currently third in the Central Division with 65 points, the Blues are on a three-game winning streak. Yikes!
The Bruins are missing Brad Marchand (suspension), Anders Bjork (arm/shoulder injury), Noel Acciari (ambiguous lower body injury), and Charlie McAvoy (heart procedure, but cleared for full participation in practice). Peter Cehlarik has been recalled from Providence and Danton Heinen has been promoted to the top line. Luckily, David Backes is back in the lineup after being knocked out of the game against the Ducks.
Noel Acciari (lower body) and Anders Bjork (upper body) also remain out tonight. #NHLBruins
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) February 1, 2018
So, this should be interesting.
LET’S DO SOME LINES
Heinen – Bergeron – Pastrnak
DeBrusk – Krejci – Spooner
Cehlarik – Nash – Backes
Schaller – Kuraly – Vatrano
Chara – Carlo
Krug – McQuaid
Grzelcyk – Miller
Barbashev – Stastny – Tarasenko
Schwartz – Schenn – Steen
Sobotka – Berglund – Thompson
Upshall – Brodziak – Jaskin
Edmundson – Pietrangelo
Bouwmeester – Parayko
Dunn – Bortuzzo
Holy shit. We put 45 shots on goal.
Tuukka deserved a shutout tonight. He was terrific.
That’s a heck of a win against a good team.
You know, I’m really glad that I informed you all about Wes McCauley this morning because he is here. I wish I could get his autograph.
Wow. Allen robbbbbbed Backes.
Edmonson got caught covering nobody.
Maybe he was covering NO GOAL, who pops up from time to time.
Krug may have sold it, but Tarasenko’s stick was horizontal and impeding Krug.
Krug does embellish a bit.
But that hook deserved a call.