Game Day Thread: Devils at Bruins

Today is the first Bruins game after the Christmas break, and they are hosting the New Jersey Devils.

The last game we saw was vs the Carolina Panthers Whalers Hurrycanes Hurricanes, and they played a lousy game, being outworked and losing. This ended a nice win streak.
During that 5-3 loss, Charlie McAvoy tallied a dismal -4 +/- and blocked a shot rather painfully. He was not at practice this morning and has been ruled out for tonight’s tilt.

The other Bruins on the injury list for December have all been practicing, and are good to go. Urho Vaakanainen is currently taking part in IIHF Juniors, and while playing well, was on the ice for 7 penalty kills vs Sweden and was around for multiple goals against.
Zdeno Chara, Kevan Miller and Jake DeBrusk are all reappearing tonight.
Rejoice!

Lines?
Last game, Bergeron & Marchand skated with Danton Heinen, pushing Pastrnak with Krejci and Nordstrom. Unfortunately, only the Donato – Cave – Backes line came away with points, so in usual Cassidy style, all of the other lines are being disbanded. 63-37-88 will be reborn.

We're getting the band back together.

Bruins Forward Lines
Brad Marchand

Brad Marchand

Patrice Bergeron

Patrice Bergeron

David Pastrnak

David Pastrnak

Danton Heinen

Danton Heinen

David Krejci

David Krejci

Jake DeBrusk

Jake DeBrusk

Ryan Donato

Colby Cave, man

Colby Cave, man

David Backes

David Backes

Riley Nash

Joakim Nordstrom

Sean Kuraly

Paul Postma

Chris Wagner

Bruins Defensive pairs
Zdeno Chara

Zdeno Chara

Matt Grzelcyk

Matt Grzelcyk

Torey Krug

Torey Krug

Brandon Carlo

Brandon Carlo

John Moore

John Moore

Kevan Miller

Kevan Miller

Bruins Goaltending
#41 Jaroslav Halak #40 Tuukka Rask

The Devils are having a rough time of things. Team savior Taylor Hall missed practice with a lower body injury and isn’t playing tonight. Number one goaltender, #35 – Cory Schneider, is on IR due to abdominal strain. Winger Marcus Johansson is out with an “undisclosed upper body injury” (I’m going to go out on a limb and suggest that it’s another concussion). They have a record of 12-16-7, putting them at the bottom of the conference.

Devils Forwards
#63 Jesper Bratt — #13 Nico Hischier — #21 Kyle Palmieri
#44 Miles Wood — #19 Travis Zajac — #20 Blake Coleman
#47 John Quenneville — #37 Pavel Zacha — #23 Stefan Noesen
#11 Brian Boyle — #43 Brett Seney — #18 Drew Stafford

Devils Defense
#6 (C) Andy Greene — #28 Damon Severson
#45 Sami Vatanen — #16 Steven Santini
#8 Will Butcher — #12 Ben Lovejoy

Devils Goaltending
#29 Mackenzie Blackwood
(#1 Keith Kinkaid)

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Quaider4ever
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Quaider4ever

Good night!

Quaider4ever
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Quaider4ever

Bruins report card:
Some bright spots here and there, but a bit lackluster overall.

the german hammer
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the german hammer

Yay, NO GOAL is on the other team!

Nobody likes a Kevan in the Box.

The London Bear
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The London Bear

This is the worst Bs performance since their last game sad

Quaider4ever
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Quaider4ever

Can i have the Providence guys back, please?

Quaider4ever
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Quaider4ever

Ugh! That sucked.

the german hammer
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the german hammer

Only two more goals to go!

the german hammer
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the german hammer

THE WALPOLE WARRIOR!