Bruins @ Sharks 11/01/2014 GDT

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    Bruins @ Sharks 11/01/2014 GDT

    Alright, cross me off.  I did my "GDT" turn.

    Really like to see a snappy return from Eriksson and Thornton.  Thornton v. Brown in the first, a couple of points out of that intriguing Soderberg-Spooner-Eriksson line including Spooner's first NHL goal.  That kind of thing. 

    Looking for a good, close game.

     

    BRUINS (28-14-2) at SHARKS (28-11-6)

    TV: NESN, CSN-CA

    Last 10: Boston 5-5-0; San Jose 7-3-0

    Season series: This is the second and final game between the Boston Bruins and San Jose Sharks. Tuukka Rask made 38 saves and David Krejci had a goal and an assist when the Bruins edged the Sharks 2-1 at TD Garden on Oct. 24.

    Big story: A California road trip hasn't been kind so far to the Atlantic Division-leading Bruins, who will try to avoid losing all three games. It won't be easy; the Sharks are 16-1-3 in their 20 games at SAP Center this season.

    Team Scope:

    Bruins: Life doesn't get any easier for Boston after starting its trip with a 5-2 loss to the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday and a 4-1 loss to the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday. Now they'll face the NHL's fifth-best offense, as the Sharks average 3.13 goals per game. Rask has allowed eight goals on his past 38 shots (.789 save percentage) and was pulled 1:45 into the second period Thursday after giving up three goals on 18 shots.

    "We know we can play much better than we are right now, so now we need to get our game back, and it's not going to happen overnight," captain Zdeno Chara said after a 4-1 loss to Los Angeles on Thursday. "We need to earn our game back."

    Defenseman Johnny Boychuk will miss the game for personal reasons.

    Sharks: This begins a stretch of four straight games against Eastern Conference opponents for the Sharks, who are 9-3-2 in interconference games. That includes a 7-1-1 mark against the Atlantic Division; the loss in Boston was the only time they didn't get at least one point.

    The Sharks are second in the Pacific Division, nine points behind the Ducks but three in front of the Kings, and are coming off a 4-1 win Thursday against the Detroit Red Wings. Joe Pavelski scored twice and Antti Niemi stopped 24 shots. Also important, they got forwards Tyler Kennedy and Tommy Wingels back in the lineup.

    "We're not in the perfect place, but it certainly helped," coach Todd McLellan said in the San Jose Mercury News. "What it really did was put guys more in position than anything. I thought the lines we put together were effective. Got minutes from everybody."

    Who's hot: Carl Soderberg and Gregory Campbell have three-game assist streaks for the Bruins. … Pavelski has five goals in as many games for the Sharks. Joe Thornton added two assists to his League-leading total of 45 on Thursday. He has at least one assist in 12 of the past 14 games. Jason Demers has one goal and four assists during a four-game point streak.

    Injury report: Boston forward Loui Eriksson (concussion) was cleared for contact but didn't play Thursday. Forward Chris Kelly (ankle) remains out. … San Jose defenseman Matt Irwin (upper body) is day-to-day. Forwards Logan Couture (hand), Marty Havlat (lower body), Tomas Hertl (knee), Adam Burish (lower body) and Raffi Torres (knee) are on injured reserve.

     
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    Bold prediction - Thornton with the gamewinner tonight. Our Thornton, that is. Matter of fact, anybody on our side with the winner will work.

     
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    The other Thornton will have something to prove to Julien and Chiarelli for leaving off of Team Canada.  

     
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    How about the first goal tonight? Cannot fall behind these good western teams.

     
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    Excited to see this incarnation of the third line! I'm with 49th, let's get the first one tonight!

     
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    Yeah, well everyone likes 49th cause shes a lot better looking than all us louts nerds and louts

     
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    LOUI, LOUI, LOUI!

     

    GO BRUINS!

     
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    In response to 49thparallel's comment:

    How about the first goal tonight? Cannot fall behind these good western teams.



    That would be a nice change.

     
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    In response to 49thparallel's comment:

    How about the first goal tonight? Cannot fall behind these good western teams.



    SJ came out hard and fast vs the Bruins last time in Boston.  Should they do that again and the Bruins aren't able to deal with it their task tonight could be tough. The Sharks are 19-2-5 when they score first.  

     
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    Eriksson not afraid to step into people along the boards in his first shift back.

     
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    Rask looking sharp and square to the puck so far.

     
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    SJ's clogging up the Bruins in their own end by dumping it in then quickly getting on them. They're not allowing them to get the puck out efficiently.

     
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    In response to RichHillOntario's comment:

    Rask looking sharp and square to the puck so far.



    Tuukka looks like his old self so far.

     
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    In response to RichHillOntario's comment:

    Rask looking sharp and square to the puck so far.




    Yep!

     
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    SJ's clogging up the Bruins in their own end by dumping it in then quickly getting on them. They're not allowing them to get the puck out efficiently.



    Teams are staying along the wall to cutoff the Bruins breakout.

     
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    SJ's D are venturing in along the boards almost near the face off circles when they're in the Bruins' end to help make it a bit of a challenge for the Bruins to get the puck out.

     
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    In response to 50belowzero's comment:

    In response to RichHillOntario's comment:

    Rask looking sharp and square to the puck so far.



    Tuukka looks like his old self so far.



    He does, 50.  And thankfully so.

     
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    Rask sure kept Boston in that period... need to find a way to get out of our zone!

     
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    In response to RichHillOntario's comment:

    In response to 50belowzero's comment:

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    Rask looking sharp and square to the puck so far.



    Tuukka looks like his old self so far.



    He does, 50.  And thankfully so.



    No kidding, not much in the offence department from the B's in the first and the second has been the B's worst this year. Maybe they'll change that tonight.     

     
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    In response to SanDogBrewin's comment:

     

    In response to RichHillOntario's comment:

    SJ's clogging up the Bruins in their own end by dumping it in then quickly getting on them. They're not allowing them to get the puck out efficiently.




     

    Teams are staying along the wall to cutoff the Bruins breakout.



    True, San. Let's see some alterations to be more successful at it tonight.  Julien will be on it.

     
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    Bruins had 9 shots on net in the 1st? Wow, could have fooled me.

     
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    In response to RichHillOntario's comment:

    SJ's clogging up the Bruins in their own end by dumping it in then quickly getting on them. They're not allowing them to get the puck out efficiently.

     

    Teams are staying along the wall to cutoff the Bruins breakout.



    True, San. Let's see some alterations to be more successful at it tonight.  Julien will be on it.


    ^That^ or the Bruins will be too tired from being in their own end all night.

 
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    Good to see Tuukka back in form so far.

     
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    In response to SanDogBrewin's comment:

    In response to RichHillOntario's comment:

    SJ's clogging up the Bruins in their own end by dumping it in then quickly getting on them. They're not allowing them to get the puck out efficiently.

     

    Teams are staying along the wall to cutoff the Bruins breakout.



    True, San. Let's see some alterations to be more successful at it tonight.  Julien will be on it.


    ^That^ or the Bruins will be too tired from being in their own end all night.



    Guys in the NESN studio said the Bruins are too high up to receive the rim-arounds and telegraphing them.

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    Re: Bruins @ Sharks 11/01/2014 GDT

    Joe Thornton thought better of going into to corner w Chara lol.

     
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