Game Day Tread: Wild @ Bruins

The Bruins are back home, defending the barn against the Mild Minnesota Wild.

After 22 games, the Bruins are at 14-3-5, which is good for 1st place in the Atlantic, though not enough to catch up with the Caps & Isles.

What will be the lineup tonight?

Well, Torey Krug, and a bunch of young forwards have been injured as of late. Krug will be back tonight, as will Brett Ritchie and his perpetual infection issue. Based on Friday’s practice lines, Richie will play with the 4th line, rotating Chris Wagner up to the Krejci line.
Par Lindholm is out, with “a pretty big gash” requiring 18 stitches, acquired on Thursday night’s match.

Connor Clifton & Urho Vaakanainen will be out. Urho has been reassigned to the P-Bruins. This will bring Steven Kampfer back in the lineup.

David Backes has begun skating in a red no-contact jersey at practice. Defenseman Kevan Miller has suffered yet another setback, as has forward Karson Kuhlman. John Moore is practicing but remains a few weeks from his return.

Jaro Halak will be in goal tonight.


Bruins Forward Lines
Brad Marchand

Brad Marchand

Patrice Bergeron

Patrice Bergeron

David Pastrnak

David Pastrnak

Jake DeBrusk

Jake DeBrusk

David Krejci

David Krejci

#14 - Chris Wagner

Chris Wagner

Anders Bjork

Anders Bjork

Charlie Coyle

Charlie Coyle

Danton Heinen

Danton Heinen

Joakim Nordstrom

Joakim Nordstrom

Sean Kuraly

Sean Kuraly

Player Front Away

#18 Brett Ritchie

Bruins Defensive pairs
Zdeno Chara

Zdeno Chara

Charlie McAvoy

Charlie McAvoy

Torey Krug

Torey Krug

Brandon Carlo

Brandon Carlo

Matt Grzelcyk

Matt Grzelcyk

Steven Kampfer

Steven Kampfer

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

Tonight’s opponent are the Minnesota Wild. They have a record of 9-11-2 (20 points), which puts them at an impressive 7th in their division. However, they are on a small points streak, having gone 3-0-1 in their last 4 games. They are also suffering from the injury of Marcus Foligno, who is week-to-week with a lower body injury, defenseman Greg Pateryn (who is close to return) and
Mason Shaw, who is still recovering from offseason surgery.

Minny is also the new home of Mats Zuccarello, and the landing spot for Bruins alumnus Ryan Donato – who was, of course, traded for Charlie Coyle.
(h/t Daily Faceoff):

Wild Forwards
#16 Jason Zucker — #12 Eric Staal — #36 Mats Zuccarello
#11 Zach Parise — #9 Mikko Koivu — #22 Kevin Fiala
#18 Jordan Greenway — #14 Joel Eriksson Ek — #19 Luke Kunin
#6 Ryan Donato — #49 Victor Rask — #38 Ryan Hartman

Wild Defense
#20 Ryan Suter — #46 Jared Spurgeon
#25 Jonas Brodin — #24 Mathew Dumba
#21 Carson Soucy — #77 Brad Hunt

Wild Goaltending
#32 Alex Stalock
(#40 Devan Dubnyk)

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That river cold made me sleepy, not sure I make it through the third.

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Not good.

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Wow! Bruins can’t buy a call on the goal\ no goal thing.

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Jake!!! Much needed goal!!!

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I’m calling that dude “Ek”

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B rad knows when t o do the do!!!

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Another dodgy call.

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Evening all.