Game Day Thread: SEASON OPENER! Bruins At Stars

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The guy who bangs on the glass at Dallas Stars games during Wild@Stars playoff

Hockey is back!
After a terrific, yet ultimately disappointing postseason, the Bruins are back and ready to start a new season for your entertainment.

There’s lots of little changes – Former Dallas Star, Brett Ritchie is now a Bruin, as is former Maple Leaf rookie Par Lindholm. Todd Angilly is finally the official anthem singer for Bruins home games. Local broadcaster NESN has redone their logo and branding.
NESN Logo for 2019-20 NHL season
The Bruins are now in a six-way tie for 2nd place in the Atlantic with a record of 0-0.

A promo video for the season opener has been published by the club:

What will be the lineup tonight?

Looking mostly ready, however the Bruins do have a few injuries to manage.

Defensemen Kevan Miller and John Moore start off the season on Injured Reserve and Long-term Injured Reserve respectively, opening spots for Urho Vaakanainen and Connor Clifton.
David Krejci has been struggling with an injury, but was skating at practice today (and not wearing a special jersey) but he is a game time decision. If he is unable to make it, Par Lindholm will take his spot at center, and Brett Richie will slide in at 4th line RW. Joachim Nordstrom has been skating in a red non-contact jersey, and is out tonight, on Injured Reserve.

Tuukka Rask will be in goal.


Bruins Forward Lines
Brad Marchand

Brad Marchand

Patrice Bergeron

Patrice Bergeron

David Pastrnak

David Pastrnak

Jake DeBrusk

Jake DeBrusk

Par Lindholm

Par Lindholm

Karson Kuhlman

Karson Kuhlman

Danton Heinen

Danton Heinen

Charlie Coyle

Charlie Coyle

Player Front Away

#18 Brett Ritchie

#14 - Chris Wagner

Chris Wagner

Sean Kuraly

Sean Kuraly

David Backes

David Backes

Bruins Defensive pairs
Zdeno Chara

Zdeno Chara

Charlie McAvoy

Charlie McAvoy

Torey Krug

Torey Krug

Brandon Carlo

Brandon Carlo

Matt Grzelcyk

Matt Grzelcyk

Connor Clifton

Connor Clifton

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

The Dallas Stars are in a six-way tie for last place in their division at 0-0. Will they contend this year? Maybe. They acquire Joe Pavelski, Andrej Sekera and Corey Perry in the offseason. Perry will not play tonight due to a foot injury. Their lines look as follows:

Stars Forwards
#14 Jamie Benn — #91 Tyler Seguin — #16 Joe Pavelski
#18 Jason Dickinson — #24 Roope Hintz — #47 Alexander Radulov
#11 Andrew Cogliano — #12 Radek Faksa — #15 Blake Comeau
#13 Mattias Janmark — #37 Justin Dowling — #34 Denis Gurianov

Stars Defense
#23 Esa Lindell — #3 John Klingberg
#4 Miro Heiskanen — #5 Andrej Sekera
#2 Jamie Oleksiak — #45 Roman Polak

Stars Goaltending
#30 Ben Bishop
(#35 Anton Khudobin)

LET’S GO BRUINS!
WHOOOO!

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Quaider4ever
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Quaider4ever

2 U’s, 2 K’s, too good tonight!! Love it!!

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

Jack in midsession form!

Quaider4ever
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Quaider4ever

Radulov – glad you off the habs, but you still have HABSTINK!!!

Quaider4ever
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Quaider4ever

Tuukka – number one star tonight!!!

Quaider4ever
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Quaider4ever

Not a terrible call on Chara….. bur will that call be made consistently??

Quaider4ever
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Quaider4ever

Phil Kessell a Coyote….. I don’t think i can get used to that.

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

I really prefer for him to be in the Eastern conference. I want to see him.

Quaider4ever
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Quaider4ever

Faksa-ke! Way to fak up a power play, guys.

the german hammer
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the german hammer

Oh Bruins, it’s still the first period, just the second half of the first.

Quaider4ever
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Quaider4ever

Hintz of a sleepy second period!