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Bruins Look To Rebound In Matinee At Flames

Published February 19, 2018 at 2:18 PM
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Boston Bruins 78 pts (35-13-8)@Calgary Flames 68 pts (30-21-8)

4 p.m. ET
Scotiabank Saddledome – Calgary, AB
TV: NESN, NHLN-US
Radio: 98.5 FM The Sports Hub



Season Series/Schedule
Date         Game                                             GWG
2/13         CGY 2 @ BOS                               Patrice Bergeron
2/19         BOS @ CGY                                  




Team Leaders
Bruins                                                                Flames
Brad Marchand, 54          Points               Johnny Gaudreau, 68
Patrice Bergeron, 27        Goals                Sean Monahan, 27
Brad Marchand, 33          Assists              Johnny Gaudreau, 49

The Boston Bruins have not lost consecutive games since mid-December and are looking to bounce back from an embarrassing 6-1 loss at the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday night. 

They will have a special Presidents' Day matinee (even though the game is Canada) at the Calgary Flames this afternoon.

This will be the second meeting in the last six days between these two teams, with the Bruins beating the Flames 5-2 last Tuesday night.

The biggest question mark heading into today's game is whether or not Kevan Miller will return or if Bruce Cassidy will wait until tomorrow night at the Edmonton Oilers to reinsert him in the lineup.  Miller skated for the first time without a non-contact jersey on Sunday.

The Flames are coming off a 6-3 loss to the Florida Panthers on Saturday, which saw former Bruins defenseman Dougie Hamilton score a hat trick, with the first goals coming on the power play.

The Bruins could really use David Pastrnak breaking out of his funk.  Pastrnak has not scored a goal in his last six games and doesn't have a point in four straight games, tying a season high.



Probable Bruins Lineup

FORWARDS
Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - David Pastrnak
Jake DeBrusk - David Krejci - Ryan Spooner
Danton Heinen - Riley Nash - David Backes
Tim Schaller - Sean Kuraly - Noel Acciari

DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS
Zdeno Chara - Charlie McAvoy
Torey Krug - Brandon Carlo
Matt Grzelcyk - Adam McQuaid

GOALTENDER
Tuukka Rask (23-10-4, 2.20 GAA, .921 save %, 2 SO)

INJURY REPORT
LW-Anders Bjork (upper-body) out, D-Kevan Miller (upper-body) day-to-day, C-Frank Vatrano (lower-body) out



Probable Flames Lineup
FORWARDS
Johnny Gaudreau - Sean Monahan - Michael Ferland
Matthew Tkachuk - Mikael Backlund - Michael Frolik
Sam Bennett - Mark Jankowski - Garnet Hathaway
Ryan Lomberg - Matt Stajan - Curtis Lazar

DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS
Mark Giordano - Dougie Hamilton
TJ Brodie - Travis Hamonic
Brett Kulak - Michael Stone

GOALTENDER
David Rittich (6-3-2, 2.76 GAA, .913 save %, 0 SO)

INJURY REPORT
LW-Kris Versteeg (lower-body) out, RW-Troy Brouwer (facial fracture) out, G-Mike Smith (lower-body) out, LW-Marek Hrivik (undisclosed) out
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