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Bruins Wrap Up Road Trip In Winnipeg

Published March 27, 2018 at 2:12 PM
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"Boston Bruins 104 pts (47-17-10)@Winnipeg Jets 102 pts (46-19-10)

8 p.m. ET
Bell MTS Place – Winnipeg, MB
TV: NESN
Radio: 98.5 FM The Sports Hub

Season Series/Schedule
Date      Game                                    GWG
12/21     WGP 1 @ BOS 2 SO         Charlie McAvoy
3/27       BOS @ WPG      

Team Leaders
Bruins                                                                   Jets
Brad Marchand, 80          Points                   Blake Wheeler, 85
Brad Marchand, 33          Goals                    Patrik Laine, 43
Brad Marchand, 47          Assists                  Blake Wheeler, 65


The Bruins will conclude their current four-game road trip and their season series versus the Jets in Winnipeg tonight. 

They are 2-0-1 on the trip and have played eight of their last nine games on the road, going 4-2-2 in those contests.

Tonight's game will feature two teams with over 100 points on the season and have both clinched a spot in the Stanley Cup playoffs.  Despite an insane amount of injuries in recent weeks, the Bruins have points in 12 of their last 14 points and are just two points behind the Tampa Bay Lightning for the most points in the Eastern Conference.  The Lightning will be at the TD Garden on Thursday night, so there is still plenty left to play for.

The Jets have decided to shut down defenseman Toby Enstrom for the remainder of the regular season after they clinched their playoff spot on Sunday.  However, Patrik Laine will be in the lineup as he battles with Alex Ovechkin for the league lead in goals.  Laine trails Ovechkin by two goals entering play, so the Bruins better have somebody covering his office at the left dot.

Probable Bruins Lineup
FORWARDS
Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - David Pastrnak
Ryan Donato - David Krejci - Tommy Wingels
Danton Heinen - Riley Nash - Brian Gionta
Tim Schaller - Sean Kuraly - Noel Acciari

DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS
Torey Krug - Brandon Carlo
Matt Grzelcyk - Kevan Miller
Nick Holden - Adam McQuaid

GOALTENDER
Anton Khudobin (15-6-5,  2.48 GAA, .917 save %, 1 SO)

INJURY REPORT
LW-Anders Bjork (shoulder) D-Charlie McAvoy (knee) out, LW-Jake DeBrusk (upper-body) out, D-Zdeno Chara (undisclosed) out, RW-David Backes (knee) out, RW-Rick Nash (upper-body) out

Probable Jets Lineup
FORWARDS
Kyle Connor - Mark Scheifele - Blake Wheeler
Nikolaj Ehlers - Paul Stastny - Patrik Laine
Mathieu Perreault - Andrew Copp - Bryan Little
Brandon Tanev - Adam Lowry - Joel Armia

DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS
Josh Morrissey - Tyler Myers
Ben Chiarot - Dustin Byfuglien
Joe Morrow - Tucker Poolman

GOALTENDER
Connor Hellebuyck (39-11-9, 2.36 GAA, .924 save %, 6 SO)

INJURY REPORT
D-Dmitry Kulikov (back) out, C-Matt Hendricks (lower-body) out, D-Jacob Trouba (concussion) out, D-Toby Enstrom (lower-body) out
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