Boston @ Ottawa Game Thread: Hi Chris Kelly!

Tonight the Bruins are in Ottawa for the first match of the season against the Senators. The Sens are coming off a 4-3 win over that gross team from Montreal while the Bruins are looking to rebound from their loss against St. Louis. Chara is day to day with a lower body injury. Julien has said he is doubtful Zee will play the next couple of games.

But it’s not all bad news, Pasta is returning to the lineup after missing the last two games due to injury. Kevan Miller is also close to a return, having been recently cleared to play. Claude said he is a gametime decision.

We also get to say hi to old friend, Chris Kelly.

Probable Lines:
Marchand – Bergeron – Pastrnak
Beleskey – Krejci – Backes
Spooner – Nash – Czarnik
Schaller – Moore – Kuraly – Hayes

Krug – McQuaid
Liles – Carlo
Morrow – One of the Millers

Rask

Dzingel-Turris-Pyatt
Smith-Pageau-Stone
Hoffman-Brassard-Kelly
McCormick-Lazar-Neil

Methot-Karlsson
Phaneuf-Ceci
Borowiecki-Wideman (Chris, not Dennis)

Anderson

I hope you all have had a great Thanksgiving and had fun eating all the food. Now it’s time to loosen our belt buckles and watch some hockey!

Morning Free Association: Singing the Blues

Last night the Bruins took on the St. Louis Blues and, despite a good first period, ended up losing to the Blues 4-2. David Freakin’ Backes got the Bruins on the board first with a goal in the first period that was also the Bruins 20,000th goal.

Then the next period happened.
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Blues @ Bruins: That Period That Shall Not Be Named Game Thread

BACKES BACKES BACKES BACKES!
Bruins are up 1-0 thanks to David Freakin’ Backes. KEEP DOING AWESOME THINGS!

Some fun facts after the first period because I’m all about fun facts tonight:


So, who do we think gets goal 20,001?

Blues @ Bruins: The Game Thread for the Period That Starts the Game.

Tonight the Bruins host the St. Louis Blues, the team David Backes played for for 10 years. Both teams haven’t played since Saturday and both are coming off wins. Blues beat Nashville 3-1 while the Bruins beat the Jets 4-1.

Lines Lines Lines!
Marchand—Bergeron—Nash
Beleskey—Krejci—Backes
Schaller—Spooner—Czarnik
Kuraly—Moore—Hayes

Chara—Carlo
Krug—McQuaid
Morrow—Liles

Rask

Schwartz-Stastny-Perron
Fabbri-Lehtera-Tarasenko
Jaskin-Berglund-Yakupov
Upshall-Brodziak-Reaves

Bouwmeester-Pietrangelo
Gunnarsson-Shattenkirk
Bortuzzo-Parayko

Allen

Some quick injury updates per Bruins Twitter:
-Khudobin will stay with Providence and may play in the game tomorrow.
-Pastrnak is progressing but still day to day.
-Vatrano skated today for the firs time since undergoing foot surgery.

A fun fact from the official Bruins game preview:
The next Bruins goal will be the 20,000th in franchise history (includes shootout deciding goals). They will be the second team to reach that milestone (Montreal).

Who do you think scores the 20,000th goal?