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Road Trip Continues With Stop In Edmonton

Published February 20, 2018 at 2:52 PM
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"Boston Bruins 80 pts (36-13-8) @ Edmonton Oilers 52 pts (24-30-4)

9 p.m. ET
Rogers Place – Edmonton, AB
TV: NESN
Radio: 98.5 FM The Sports Hub

Season Series/Schedule
Date      Game                                    GWG
11/26     EDM 4 @ BOS 2                 Ryan Strome
2/20       BOS @ EDM       

Team Leaders


Bruins                                                                                   Oilers
Brad Marchand, 55                          Points                   Connor McDavid, 69
Patrice Bergeron, 27                       Goals                    Connor McDavid, 26
Brad Marchand, 33                          Assists                  Connor McDavid, 43

The Bruins are right back in action tonight in Edmonton after yesterday afternoon's overtime win at the Calgary Flames.

Even though the Oilers have been a disaster for much of the season, they can earn the season series sweep with a win over the Bruins tonight.

Head coach Bruce Cassidy confirmed that Anton Khudobin will start tonight. Tuukka Rask, who played yesterday, gave up four goals on 35 shots in a 4-2 loss to the Oilers back in late November.

Cassidy also confirmed that the goaltender switch will be the only change we see in his lineup today.  He stated that defenseman Kevan Miller is healthy, but the team is going to hold him out for one more game.  It will be interesting to see what Cassidy does with his defense when the team heads back east with the addition of Nick Holden earlier today.  Holden will not be available for tonight's game.

This is the 10th time this season that the Bruins are playing three games in a four day stretch.  They are 7-1-1 in the third game so far this season.  This is also the 11th time they will play on consecutive days this season.  They have a 5-3-2 record in the second of back-to-back games.

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

Anton Khudobin (12-3-4, 2.34 GAA, .923 save %, 1 SO)

INJURY REPORT

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

Probable Oilers Lineup

FORWARDS
Patrick Maroon - Connor McDavid - Drake Caggiula
Milan Lucic - Leon Draisaitl - Mike Cammalleri
Jujhar Kaira - Ryan Strome - Anton Slepyshev
Jesse Puljujarvi - Mark Letestu - Zack Kassian

DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS

Darnell Nurse - Adam Larsson
Oscar Klefbom - Kris Russell
Matt Benning - Brandon Davidson

GOALTENDER

Cam Talbot (20-22-2, 3.12 GAA, .902 save %, 1 SO)

INJURY REPORT

C-Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (upper-body) out, D-Andrej Sekera (facial injury) out
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