Game Day Thread: Boston Bruins @ Philadelphia Flyers


The Bruins are in Philly tonight.
Guard the children.

The game is on NBC-SN tonight instead of the usual NESN, because it’s Wednesday so something something rivalry 45 years ago night.

So what do the lines look like?

Steve Kampfer and John Moore are the defensive healthy scratches tonight. Colby Cave was placed on waivers on Monday, possibly to provide Peter Cehlarik with a playing opportunity, but was lost to the Oilers via the waiver process.
Booooo.
David Backes has been pretty good while skating with Krejci & DeBrusk, even though coach Cassidy has been swapping the lines during gameplay. Regardless, he’s a healthy scratch, with Cehlarik taking a spot on the Krejci line tonight. Joakim Nordstrom is still out & wearing a walking boot.
Jaro Halak in goal tonight.

Bruins Forward Lines
Brad Marchand

Brad Marchand

Patrice Bergeron

Patrice Bergeron

David Pastrnak

David Pastrnak

Peter Cehlarik

Peter Cehlarik

David Krejci

David Krejci

Jake DeBrusk

Jake DeBrusk

Danton Heinen

Danton Heinen

#23 Jakob Forsbacka-Karlsson

Jakob Forsbacka-Karlsson

Ryan Donato

Sean Kuraly w/fish bowl

Sean Kuraly

Noel Acciari

Noel Acciari

Paul Postma

Chris Wagner

Bruins Defensive pairs
Zdeno Chara

Zdeno Chara

Charlie McAvoy

Charlie McAvoy

Torey Krug

Torey Krug

Brandon Carlo

Brandon Carlo

Matt Grzelcyk

Matt Grzelcyk

Kevan Miller

Kevan Miller

Bruins Goaltending
#41 Jaroslav Halak (#40 Tuukka Rask)

This evening’s opponent are the Flyers. They are not doing so great, and have been struggling in goal this season, as they have had at least 6 different netminders. So what else is new.

Live view of Philly goaltender selection process


This has contributed to their record of 17-23-6 (40 points) which places them last in the Metro division (yet still one point
ahead of Ottawa).
Note that this time through, they have been dealing with injuries to their goaltending stable more than just the lack of talent which is their typical issue.
Brian Elliott is on injured reserve with a groin injury,
Michal Neuvirth has a lower-body injury with unknown return time
Anthony Stolarz also has an LBI
Centerman Corban Knight is expected to be out until the end of February due to a broken collarbone.
They are 2-3-1 in their last six games.
(h/t Daily Faceoff):

Flyers Forwards
#25 James van Riemsdyk — #28 Claude Giroux — #11 Travis Konecny
#23 Oskar Lindblom — #14 Sean Couturier — #93 Jakub Voracek
#21 Scott Laughton — #19 Nolan Patrick — #17 Wayne Simmonds
#15 Jori Lehtera — #44 Phil Varone — #12 Michael Raffl

Flyers Defense
#9 Ivan Provorov — #6 Travis Sanheim
#53 Shayne Gostisbehere — #47 Andrew MacDonald
#8 Robert Hagg — #3 Radko Gudas

Canadiens Goaltending
#79 Carter Hart
#56 Mike McKenna

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Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Okay, that was weird.

phonymahoney
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It was

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They can’t award him the goal if his stick is broken, right?

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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I would have awarded that goal. An illegal action preventing an obvious and imminent goal…..

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But here’s my question: if his stick is broken, he can’t drive the puck into the net with his foot or his hand, right? So, goal or no goal? HHHMMMMMM

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Isn`t Sanhiem like druid Halloween, or something?

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

Hahahahahahhaha

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phonymahoney

Johnny come lately

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Not Halak`s best night

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

Definitely not

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Fuck you, Philly.

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

Ugh

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Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Hey Haggs…… shut the fuck up!

phonymahoney
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No kidding