The Bruins continue on the road, visiting the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2nd half of an NHL double-header. See them on NBCSN, SportsNet and TVAS.
Last time in Bruins Hockey…
The Bruins were on the road, battling their hated rival, the Washington Capitals.
David Pastrnak back. Pasta good.
Bruins good. Capitals bad.
The Bruins are now at 6-1-2, putting them at a decent 3rd in the MassMutual East division, 1 point behind the division-leading Caps.
What will be the lines today?
David Pastrnak is back so the big 3 forward line is together again.
The lines are similar to what we had seen vs Washington:
Forward Ondrej Kase is still on IR, and Jack Studnicka — who took a big hit in the last Pittsburgh game — has joined him there. Jake DeBrusk is out, managing a lower body injury. Craig Smith has been playing on the Krejci line, with some success. Karson Kuhlman was up from the taxi squad, but he’s back down and Anton Blidh is debuting tonight.
On the defense, lefty Matt Grzelcyk has been missing some playing time, bringing in Connor Clifton in his stead. Cliffy is expected to be in the lineup again today. Meanwhile, John Moore is back on the roster after having spent time on IR, bringing the defensive group up to 8 players.
DeBrusk and Grzelcyk wer both seen skating at the teams training facility today.
Tuukka Rask will be in net.
|Bruins Forward Lines|
|Bruins Defensive pairs|
|#40 Tuukka Rask||(#41 Jaroslav Halak)|
This evening’s opponent are the Flyers.
Since last season, some players moved – #44 Nate Thompson is on the Jets, #18 Tyler Pitlick is a Yote.
On the injury front, forward Sean Couturier is out for a while with a costochondral separation (ouch) and Shayne Gostisbehere has a COVID protocol outage.
(h/t Daily Faceoff):
#28 Claude Giroux — #19 Nolan Patrick — #93 Jakub Voracek
#23 Oskar Lindblom — #13 Kevin Hayes — #11 Travis Konecny
#25 James van Riemsdyk — #21 Scott Laughton — #86 Joel Farabee
#12 Michael Raffl — #82 Connor Bunnaman — #62 Nicolas Aube-Kubel
#9 Ivan Provorov — #53 Shayne Gostisbehere
#6 Travis Sanheim — #5 Philippe Myers
#61 Justin Braun — #56 Erik Gustafsson
#79 Carter Hart
(#37 Brian Elliott)