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Shorthanded Bruins Look To Continue Point Streak Versus Ducks

Published January 30, 2018 at 2:10 PM
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"Boston Bruins 66 pts (29-10-8)

vs

Anaheim Ducks 57 pts (24-17-9)

7 p.m. ET


TD Garden – Boston, MA

TV: NESN

Radio: 98.5 FM The Sports Hub



Season Series/Schedule

Date      Game                                    GWG

11/15     BOS 2 @ ANA 4                 Nick Ritchie

1/30       ANA @ BOS       



Team Leaders

Bruins                                                                   Ducks

Brad Marchand, 50          Points                   Rickard Rakell, 36

Brad Marchand, 21          Goals                    Rickard Rakell, 18

Brad Marchand, 29          Assists                  Ryan Getzlaf, 25

The Bruins will look to continue their 18-game point streak when the host the Ducks tonight.  Anaheim won the first meeting back in November during the Bruins California trip. 

The Ducks are in the bottom half of the league in both goals for and goals against, but a 6-3-1 stretch over their last 10 games have them right in the thick of the Western Conference playoff race.  They enter tonight's game as one of four teams tied for the second wild card spot and are just one point behind the Calgary Flames for third place in the Pacific Division.

Goaltender John Gibson was injured versus the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday night, but he appears well enough to play against the Bruins.  He will be opposed by former Duck Anton Khudobin. 

We will see the same lineup in front of Khudobin that we saw against the Ottawa Senators last week.  Noel Acciari remains out with a lower-body injury while Brad Marchand is serving the second game of his five-game suspension.  Anders Bjork and Frank Vatrano will both remain in the lineup.

Charlie McAvoy will miss another game, but he was back on the ice on Monday, so hopefully he will be on track for a return soon.



Probable Bruins Lineup

FORWARDS

Anders Bjork - Patrice Bergeron - David Pastrnak

Jake DeBrusk - David Krejci - Ryan Spooner

Danton Heinen - Riley Nash - David Backes

Tim Schaller - Sean Kuraly - Frank Vatrano

DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS

Zdeno Chara - Brandon Carlo

Torey Krug - Adam McQuaid

Matt Grzelcyk - Kevan Miller

GOALTENDER

Anton Khudobin (10-2-4, 2.38 GAA, .924 save %, 1 SO)

INJURY REPORT

D-Charlie McAvoy (irregular heartbeat) out, RW-Noel Acciari (lower-body) out, LW-Brad Marchand (suspension) out



Probable Ducks Lineup

FORWARDS

Rickard Rakell - Ryan Getzlaf - Jakob Silfverberg

Andrew Cogliano - Ryan Kesler - J.T. Brown

Nick Ritchie - Adam Henrique - Ondrej Kase

Chris Wagner - Antoine Vermette - Corey Perry

DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS

Cam Fowler - Kevin Bieksa

Hampus Lindholm - Josh Manson

Francois Beauchemin - Brandon Montour

GOALTENDER

John Gibson (17-14-5, 2.70 GAA, .920 save %, 1 SO)

INJURY REPORT

RW-Patrick Eaves (lower-body) out, LW-Mike Liambas (undisclosed) out

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