Game Day Thread: Oilers @ Bruins

It’s Oilers night at the Garden.
The Bruins meet Edmonton after two wins against Atlantic Division rivals.

The Oilers are off to an 0-1 start, but that doesn’t mean much. As it is the Bruins’ 4th game of the season, and the Oilers’ 2nd, we’re still in the realm of beer-league anything-can-happen hockey.

Let’s do some lines.

Nordstom was hanging around the 2nd line wing, as it appears that Coach Cassidy was unhappy with Ryan Donato’s last performance, though it sounds like he’s going in as left wing, forcing DeBrusk to swap sides. Tory Krug is still out with his foot in a walking boot, so John Moore is still Carlo’s forced best buddy. Anders Bjork remains in the lineup.

Bruins Forward Lines
Brad Marchand

Brad Marchand

Patrice Bergeron

Patrice Bergeron

David Pastrnak

David Pastrnak

Riley Nash

Joakim Nordstrom

David Krejci

David Krejci

Jake DeBrusk

Jake DeBrusk

Danton Heinen

Danton Heinen

David Backes

David Backes

Anders Bjork

Anders Bjork

Paul Postma

Chris Wagner

Sean Kuraly

Noel Acciari

Noel Acciari

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
#41 Jaroslav Halak (#40 Tuukka Rask)

Oilers lineup will feature new guy Kailer Yamamoto (who promises NOT to bomb Pearl Harbor unlike certain other members of the Yamamoto clan) and old favorites Nuge, Looch and hockey-jeebus. It isn’t clear what the backup goalie situation is in Edmonton, so we can expect Cam Talbot in net. Coach McLellan, unhappy with their last outing, has been swapping Ryan Strome & Kyle Brodziak for the role of 3rd centerman, so either may appear based on how they look in practice. (h/t Daily Faceoff):

Oilers Forwards
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins — Connor McDavid — Ty Rattie
Milan Lucic — Leon Draisaitl — Kailer Yamamoto
Tobias Rieder — Ryan Strome — Zack Kassian
Drake Caggiula — Jujhar Khaira — Jesse Puljujarvi
(Kyle Brodziak)

Oilers Defense
Oscar Klefbom — Adam Larsson
Darnell Nurse — Kris Russell
Jason Garrison — Matt Benning

Sabres Goaltending
Cam Talbot
(Mikko Koskinen)

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Quaider4ever
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That oughta wrap it up!! Bergy!!!

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

Hey hockey pals!

Just got back from stupid bowling. Thursdays are gonna be tough for me. Boooooo

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PP!! Make it 3 for 3 boys

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Holy what was that?

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Phew!!!

Quaider4ever
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Roughing, eh? That slash is gonna leave a mark.

Quaider4ever
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Ummm, Backes is alil upset.

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the german hammer

Maybe he stepped on a snowsnake as well?

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“He steps on a snow snake. ” – Jack Edwards

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imbiginjapan

I wonder if he meant to say snow flake.

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the german hammer

Maybe. I like what he came up with though.

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I swear to the Hockey Gods, if Kassian goes after my boy, I will make him pay. Kassian is a shitbag.