Game Day Thread: Opening night! Bruins @ Caps

Bolts vs Bears

It’s opening night!

The Bruins visit the Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals to open up the NHL’s 2018-2019 season. We will see the Caps hang up their Stanley Cup Champion banner in a pre-game ceremony.
The Bruins have had extraordinary difficulties playing vs the Caps and their lead goaltender Brayden Holtby, though the B’s did have some success in preseason. Of course most of the players in those games are not on the ice tonight, so your mileage may vary.

Let’s do some lines.

Tory Krug is out with his foot in a walking boot, and we won’t see him for at least three weeks. That will put new acquisition John Moore in his spot on the defense. Patrice Bergeron has been in a no-contact sweater in practice up until this week, but is expected to start. Matt Grzelcyk also was in the non-contact jersey, but will be on the ice.

Bruins Forward Lines

Brad Marchand

Brad Marchand

Patrice Bergeron

Patrice Bergeron

David Pastrnak

David Pastrnak

Jake DeBrusk

Jake DeBrusk

David Krejci

David Krejci

Danton Heinen

Danton Heinen

Ryan Donato

Sean Kuraly

David Backes

David Backes

Riley Nash

Joakim Nordstrom

Noel Acciari

Noel Acciari

Paul Postma

Chris Wagner

Bruins Defensive pairs
Zdeno Chara

Zdeno Chara

Charlie McAvoy

Charlie McAvoy

Austin Czarnik

John Moore

Brandon Carlo

Brandon Carlo

Matt Grzelcyk

Matt Grzelcyk

Kevan Miller

Kevan Miller

Bruins Goaltending
Tuukka Rask (Jaroslav Halak)

Capitals lineup (h/t Daily Faceoff):
Tom Wilson is out, having been banished by the Dept of Player Safety so Brett Connolly moves up to the top line tonight

Capitals Forwards
Alex Ovechkin — Evgeny Kuznetsov — Brett Connolly
Jakub Vrana — Niklas Backstrom — TJ Oshie
Andre Burakovsky — Lars Eller — Chandler Stephenson
Nathan Walker — Nic Dowd — Devante Smith-Pelly

Capitals Defense
“Count” Dmitri Orlov — Matt Niskanen
Christian Djoos — John Carlson
Brooks Orpik — Madison Bowey

Capitals Goaltending
Braden Holtby
(Phoenix Copley Plaza)

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Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

It’s nice the Bruins didn’t want to spoil the Caps home opener. Really nice and classy of them.

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

So polite!

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

I bet Chara told them all to do that. Bet we’ll see a well thought out Instagram post about the importance of doing good things.

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

Woof

Quaider4ever
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Quaider4ever

Ooof! Okay, i’m thoroughly disgusted. Good night!!

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

Night!

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

And somehow, this game got worse.

imbiginjapan
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imbiginjapan

So the Bruins did not come out ready to play. Let’s at least hope P2 is competitive.

imbiginjapan
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imbiginjapan

Who am I kidding, there’s no hope

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

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Quaider4ever
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Quaider4ever

Bad post makes it’s first appearance

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

Ugh

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

PIIIIIING

ugh
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