Game Day Thread: Bruins @ Avalanche

The Bruins are in Colorado tonight, taking on the Avs!

After twothree games, the Bruins are now UNDEFEATED for 2nd place in the Atlantic with a record of 3-0! Their opponents, the Colorado Avalanche are also undefeated at 2-0, and therefore this should be a good matchup.

I’ve said it before, it will be late when this game happens. So there may be some temptation to go to sleep.

But as we know, an unwatched team never wins. Or is that “never boils”?
To sweeten the pot, it’s “Grateful Dead Night” at the Pepsi Center, so expect tye-dye jerseys in the pre-game skate.

What will be the lineup tonight?

Looking increasingly ready, the Bruins are working through their injuries.

Defensemen Kevan Miller and John Moore are still on Injured Reserve and Long-term Injured Reserve respectively, guaranteeing plying time for Matt Grzelcyk and Connor Clifton.
David Backes will be 4th RW again, and Brett Richie will again be at 3rd line RW. Joakim Nordstrom has no longer been skating in a red non-contact jersey, and appears to be back tonight.

Tuukka Rask was in goal on Tuesday – expect Halak to take the lead tonight..


Bruins Forward Lines
Brad Marchand

Brad Marchand

Patrice Bergeron

Patrice Bergeron

David Pastrnak

David Pastrnak

Jake DeBrusk

Jake DeBrusk

David Krejci

David Krejci

Karson Kuhlman

Karson Kuhlman

Danton Heinen

Danton Heinen

Charlie Coyle

Charlie Coyle

David Backes

David Backes

Joakim Nordstrom

Joakim Nordstrom

Sean Kuraly

Sean Kuraly

#14 - Chris Wagner

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

Connor Clifton

Connor Clifton

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

Today is the 4th game of the Bruins road trip, this time against the Avs.
Last season, their Landeskog—Mackinnon—Rantanen line was considered the ‘the best line in hockey’, barely edging out the Bruins Marchand-Bergeron-Pastrnak. However, they did not make it through the season in such great standing. They picked up a couple of high-profile acquisitions in the off-season: Joonas Donskoi from the Sharks and everybody’s favorite headhunter Nazem Kadri from the Leafs. Carl “I play like Carl” Soderberg is no longer an Av, and Varlamov is an Islander.
Ian Cole is out after off-season hip surgery (though he was skating at practice) and wing J.T. Compfer is also out with a lower body injury.
(h/t Daily Faceoff):

Avs Forwards
#92 Gabriel Landeskog — #29 Nathan Mackinnon — #96 Mikko Rantanen
#72 Joonas Donskoi — #91 Nazem Kadri — #95 Andre Burakovsky
#84 Matthew Nieto — #17 Tyson Jost — #22 Colin Wilson
#11 Matt Calvert — Pierre-Édouard Bellemare — Valeri Nichushkin

Avs Defense
#49 Samuel Girard – #6 Erik Johnson
#16 Nikita Zadorov – #8 Cale Makar
#27 Ryan Graves – #44 Mark Barberio

Avs Goaltending
#31 Philipp Grubauer
(#39 Pavel Francouz)

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Coulda lived without that. sad

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Oh my God!!! That is a horrible call!!!!

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Suckie!!

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Kuhl!!!! Man!!! So cool!!

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So far i like Sophia…. seems normal!!

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Big Z!!!

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Pasta!!!!! He and B rad are on fire right now!!

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Avs be fast!