Good morning, everyone! Why are we so bad at home? At least there was much Habenfreude. Habsenfreude? Ich habe Freude für Habenfreude. Sehr gut.
The Boston Bruins return from the All Star break 29-18-5 for 57 points, fourth in the Atlantic and first in the wild card. Tonight they take on the Toronto Maple Leafs (17-22-9 43 points) at TD Garden. The Bruins are 11-13-2 at home; with games against Toronto and Buffalo this week at the Garden, their home record should improve. Toronto is 10-14-2 on the road and 1-7-2 in their last ten.
Tonight’s Lines (from dailyfaceoff.com)
Marchand – Bergeron – Connolly
Eriksson – Krejci – Pastrnak
Beleskey – Spooner – Hayes
Rinaldo – Talbot – Ferraro
Chara – Trotman
Seidenberg – C. Miller
Krug – K. Miller
(as of Feb 1)
Holland – Kadri – Komarov
Grabner – Bozak – Parenteau
Matthias – Spaling – Winnik
Lupul – Froese – Clune
Hunwick – Rielly
Phaneuf – Corrado
Gardiner – Polak
Brad Marchand 4-0-5 in last 5
Patrice Bergeron 2-2-4 in last 5
Ryan Spooner 0-4-4 in last 5
Torey Krug 0-0-0 in last 5
Max Talot 1-0-1 in last 5
Brett Connolly 1-0-1 in last 4 (healthy scratch in 1 game of last 5)
Boston is looking for a full 60 minute effort tonight after the
super entertaining Anaheim game.
What’s on tap?
Here’s a thread relevant to the 2016 NHL All Stars.
I assume that this “Add New Post” interface is how we will publish new articles and GDTs to the blog.
This week we’re back to normal, whatever that is, talking about the Bruins games of the week, former Bruins players that we miss, our needed adult beverages for Bruins hockey this week. To maintain that we’re Bearly on Topic, VA goes off for five minutes on the finer champagnes she’s tried.
Everyone is sick so we didn’t get a chance to record. Enjoy some of the stuff that didn’t make previous episodes!
This week we’re excited to present our conversation with Kirk Luedeke of the New England Hockey Journal and Red Line Report. This is a great, info packed episode, so be sure to listen carefully or multiple times even. As always, we discuss games of the week and our Bear Necessities.