Game Day Thread: Sharks @ Bruins

Bear Vs Sharks

The Bruins face the Sharks resuming their long-time rivalry tonight at 7PM EST on NESN.

After 11 games, the Bruins are at 8-1-2, which is good for 2nd place in the Atlantic.
The NHL leader boards currently have a lot of Black & Gold on them. The Bruins are the league leader in fewest Goals Against per game with a solid 2.09. The player with the most Goals scored is David Pastrnak, with 11. He also has the most points with 23. The goaltender with the highest save % is Tuukka Rask at .952. It’s been a good start to the season, though secondary scoring hasn’t really developed.
Tonight is also “Hockey Fights Cancer” night, so get ready for some lavender.

What will be the lineup tonight?

Well David Krejci has been out with an upper-body injury, but was last skating in a white jersey at practice, and is expected to return on TONIGHT!!!!.

The matrix is back!!!

Karson Kuhlman is on IR with an arm fracture, after blocking a shot. Anton Blidh is having shoulder surgery, and will miss the next 4 months. Joakim Nordstrom, who has been in & out is out again with an infection. Chris Wagner, who returned to Saturday night’s game after a shot block that sent him down the tunnel, did not play on Sunday, but WILL be playing tonight. Peter Cehlarik, who had been called up from Providence on emergency basis, is back there once again.

Defensemen Kevan Miller and John Moore are still on Injured Reserve and Long-term Injured Reserve respectively, providing playing time for Matt Grzelcyk and Connor Clifton.

Tuukka Rask will be in goal today.


Bruins Forward Lines
Brad Marchand

Brad Marchand

Patrice Bergeron

Patrice Bergeron

David Pastrnak

David Pastrnak

Jake DeBrusk

Jake DeBrusk

David Krejci

David Krejci

Danton Heinen

Danton Heinen

Anders Bjork

Anders Bjork

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)

This evening’s opponent are the San Jose Sharks. This is the first of two meetings between the two teams, with the next one being way out in late March, in San Jose. The Sharks are in 7th place in the Pacific Division with an uninspiring record of 4-7-1 (9 points). including going 2-3-1 in their last six. They do have the best penalty kill in the league at 93.2% (wow). They made two trades at the deadline, getting forward Jonathan Dahlen from the Canucks in exchange for Linus Karlsson, and getting Gustav Nyquist from the Red Wings in exchange for a pair of draft picks. Nyquist did not stick around. Joe Pavelski is also no longer a Shark, nor is Justin Braun. The most interesting offseason arrival? Former Maple Leaf, old man Patrick Marleau.

Jacob Middleton and Dalton Prout are both on Injured Reserve with undisclosed injuries.
Here is a nice matchup graphic the Sharks tweet out before games:

Sharks Forwards
#12 Patrick Marleau — #39 Logan Couture — #62 Kevin Labanc
#9 Evander Kane — #48 Tomas Hertl — #52 Lukas Radil
#20 Marcus Sorensen — #19 Joe Thornton — #27 Joonas Donskoi
#23 Barclay Goodrow — #7 Dylan Gambrel — #68 Melker Karlsson

Sharks Defensemen
#44 Marc-Edouard Vlasic — #88 Brent Burns
#4 Brenden Dillon — #65 Erik Karlsson
#38 Mario Ferraro — #72 Tim Heed

Sharks Goalies
#31 Martin Jones (#30 Aaron Dell)

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Peter DeBoer thrown out

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LOL, go fuck yourself, Evander Kane.

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This team, dudes. This fucking team. What a period.

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Lovely lob from Carlo!

We want 10!

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I predicted on BoT that Carlo would have 10 goals this season…

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Bringing that knuckle puck!

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MY BOYEST OF BOYS!™

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CARLO!

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Coyle scoring one for the Mighty Quinn!