Game Day Tread: Bruins at Flames

This is absolutely NOT fine!
The Bruins will be playing the Calagary Flames at the Saddledome this afternoon, in an unusual matinee game.

In honor of the Alberta Family Day holiday, today’s game can be broadcast early.
Because of this, we can share some shorts from the Family Learning Channel

The Flames are an actual contender in the Western Conference playoff race, being merely one point out of a wild-card slot. When in Boston recently, they came out to an early lead, and kept the Bruins from getting out in front until the 3rd period. And more importantly, not enough people booed Dougie Hamilton for his tantrum-esque exit from Boston. Will that deficit be repaired today? Who knows?

The Bruins were last seen in Vancouver, stinking up the joint. They lost 6-1 in an embarrassing defeat.
They didn’t play all that poorly, dominating zone time and shots on goal for most of the game, yet the scoring opportunities they gave up? Pure fricking gold.

Hopefully they will ‘protect the house’ a little better today and moving forward.
Grezelcyk & McQuaid have mostly been quite good in his absence, but it seems that Kevan Miller is finally on the cusp of returning to play. Whether he plays today will be a game-time decision.

Let’s do some lines…
well, that's... colorful...

Forward Lines

Brad Marchand

Brad Marchand

Patrice Bergeron

Patrice Bergeron

David Pastrnak

David Pastrnak

Jake DeBrusk

David Krejci

David Krejci

Ryan Spooner

Danton Heinen

Riley Nash

David Backes

Tim Schaller

Sean Kuraly

Noel Acciari

Noel Acciari

Defensive pairs

Zdeno Chara

Zdeno Chara

Charlie McAvoy

Charlie McAvoy

Torey Krug

Torey Krug

Brandon Carlo

Brandon Carlo

Matt Grzelcyk

Matt Grzelcyk

Adam McQuaid

Adam McQuaid

Goaltending
Tuukka Rask (Anton Khudobin)

The Flames will send out the following guys, if the last game is any clue:
Forwards
Johnny Gaudreau — Boring Sean Monahan — Michael Ferland
Matthew “I am not Kieth” Tkachuk — Mikael Backlund — Michael Frolik
Sam Bennett — Mark Jankowski — Garnet Hathaway
Ryan “Ummm…. yeah…” Lomberg — Matt Stajan — Curtis Lazar

Defensemen
Mark Giordano — Dougie “Stinky” Hamilton
T.J. Brodie — Travis Hamonic
Brett Kulak — Michael Stone

Goaltender
David Rittich
backup: (Some Guy)

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