Game 39: Bruins at Devils GDT

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    Game 39: Bruins at Devils GDT

    http://www.boston.com/sports/hockey/bruins/extras/bruins_blog/2013/04/game_39_bruins_1.html

    Good morning from the Prudential Center, home of the New Jersey Devils, where tonight the Bruins will face the ever-hard-working Devils. This is the start of Boston's final 10-game stretch leading to the playoffs, and the Bruins get back at work after pasting the sad sack Canes, 6-2, Monday night at TD Garden. Brad Marchand had two goals and Dennis Seidenberg chipped in with a career-high three assists.

    The Bruins were off all day Tuesday, so it's most likely that coach Claude Julien will return with the same lineup he rolled out vs. Carolina. He knows he has a very tired bunch on his hands right now. ''You have to look at what the schedule has been the last two months,'' noted Julien, ''or the last month plus this one and understand that has an effect on our game – there's no ifs and buts about it.''

    The power play, which has struggled this season, has delivered but one goal over the last 12 games. Of equal concern, if not more, has been the small number of chances they have had to go on the attack. They have been awarded but one power play in each of their last three games, and only 22 over the last dozen.

    Puck drop: 7:35 p.m. Record: Bruins, 25-9-4; Devils 15-14-10

    TV/radio info: NBC Sports Network; 98.5 The Sports Hub (Dave Goucher, Bob Beers)

    Projected Bruins lineup:
    Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Nathan Horton
    Brad Marchand-Gregory Campbell-Jaromir Jagr
    Danny Paille-Chris Kelly-Tyler Seguin
    Jordan Caron-Rich Peverley-Shawn Thornton

    Zdeno Chara-Johnny Boychuk
    Dennis Seidenberg-Dougie Hamilton
    Andrew Ference-Matt Bartkowski

    Tuukka Rask
    Anton Khudobin

    Healthy scratches: Aaron Johnson (D); Wade Redden (D); Kaspars Daugavins (F); Jay Pandolfo (F). Injured: Patrice Bergeron (concussion).

    Story lines: Marchand, the L'il Ball o' Hate, now has a team-leading 16 goals. Jarmoir Jagr has 15 goals, but 14 of those came while he was with the Stars ... No official word from the corner office on how soon, or if, Swedish standout Carl Soderberg will be joining the Bruins. Rumors have run rampant for days that he has agreed to a contract with GM Peter Chiarelli, be it for two or three years. Prior to joining the club, however, he must have a signed (negotiated) release from his Swedish team, Linkoping, and the Swedish National Team also must agree to let him leave prior to the upcoming World Championships ... Ilya Kovalchuk, sidelined by a nagging shoulder problem, is not expected to play for the Devils ... Patrice Bergeron, who suffered a concussion last Tuesday night, remains home in Boston and the Bruins have not offered a possible return date. NHL protocol calls for concussed players to remain out of action for a minimum one week. One of Bergeron's long-time pals noted on Monday that the veteran pivot was encouraged by an examination he had on Friday with noted concussion expert Dr. Robert Cantu."

     

    Still no Ovaltinechuk, so pounce you still-slow-starting-Broohans. Governor "the Blimp" Christy, Jon Bon Jovi and "Bayonne bleeder" Chuck Wepner will in attendance to cheer on the Devils...no not really.

    Oh yah Boston wins, the Frogs who hopped on down from Quebec can shut it cause the Broons will hop over the Smurfs for 1st.

    Where's the Yeti already ?

     
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    Re: Game 39: Bruins at Devils GDT

    This game will also be shown on TSN2 !!

    I think they should start to consider resting either Z or Seides down the stretch..get Redden into some game action..

    BBB

     

     

     
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    Re: Game 39: Bruins at Devils GDT

    And still no Redden.

     
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    In response to BadHabitude's comment:

    And still no Redden.




    But lots of Bartkowski!

     
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    Khudobin tonight, apparently.

     
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    Re: Game 39: Bruins at Devils GDT

    Dr. Robert Cantu, hockey's version of Dr. James Andrews.

     
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    Re: Game 39: Bruins at Devils GDT

    In response to SanDogBrewin's comment:

     

    Still no Ovaltinechuk, so pounce you still-slow-starting-Broohans. Governor "the Blimp" Christy, Jon Bon Jovi and "Bayonne bleeder" Chuck Wepner will in attendance to cheer on the Devils...no not really.

    Oh yah Boston wins, the Frogs who hopped on down from Quebec can shut it cause the Broons will hop over the Smurfs for 1st.

    Where's the Yeti already ?



    +10 for working in a reference to Wepner and remembering his awesome nickname!

     
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    Nathan Horton has five goals in the last seven games.  Stop scoring, you streaky bastard.  Save some for the playoffs.

    Jordan Caron is looking to extend his goal scoring streak to two games.

     
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    In response to WalkTheLine's comment:

      "Bayonne bleeder" Chuck Wepner will in attendance to cheer on the Devils...no not really.

    +10 for working in a reference to Wepner and remembering his awesome nickname!




    Chuck can afford all the blood he needs after his settlement with Stallone WLH.

     
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    In response to goodnewsbears' comment:

    Jordan Caron is looking to extend his goal scoring streak to two games.



    Yes!  That will give him 12 on the...career.

     

     
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    Yes!  That will give him 12 on the...career.

     



    or as many as Pandolfo has since the beginning of the 2008 season

     
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    Is putting Ferance & Bartkowski together a good idea ?  I sure hope Ferance dosen't leave Barkowski out to dry !

    And Bergeron is skating !  Awesome !  I haven't seen any more about McQuaid's pending return to the lineup, but when he does that will be a healthy squad going into the playoffs, with lot's of possible line combinations. I can just see these boards lite up when the playoffs start. oh ya, count on it.

     
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    Re: Game 39: Bruins at Devils GDT

    Come playoff time:

    Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Nathan Horton
    Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Jaromir Jagr
    Rich Peverley-Chris Kelly-Tyler Seguin
    Danny Paille-Gregory Campbell-Carl Soderberg

    Drool.

     

     
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    Swap Jagr to 1st with Krejci, Seguin back to his line and Horton on 3rd and I agree. Horton needs to awaken his inner menace where he imposed his will.

     
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    In response to Stuke50's comment:

    Is putting Ferance & Bartkowski together a good idea ?  I sure hope Ferance dosen't leave Barkowski out to dry !



    I love this idea becuase it will drive certain posters on here completely batty.

    MacQuaid is skating but doing any contact at all. I say he playes the last two games of the year then he will start for the playoffs.

     
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    Re: Game 39: Bruins at Devils GDT

    Any win over NJ is a good one... GO BRUINS!!!

     
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    In response to Bruinfaninnewjersey's comment:

    Any win over NJ is a good one... GO BRUINS!!!



    Agree 

     
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    Re: Game 39: Bruins at Devils GDT

    It would be nice to see them play a really good solid 60 mins. Hasn't happened in quite some time now.

     
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    Re: Game 39: Bruins at Devils GDT

    In response to NeelyOrrBourque's comment:

    It would be nice to see them play a really good solid 60 mins. Hasn't happened in quite some time now.




    Yah points are at a premium!

     
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    Re: Game 39: Bruins at Devils GDT

    Let's hear some predictions...

     

    I say a desperate Devils team squeek it out in OT 2-3

     
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    Re: Game 39: Bruins at Devils GDT

    In response to Not-A-Shot's comment:

    Dr. Robert Cantu, hockey's version of Dr. James Andrews.




    A real good stapler eh ?

     
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    Re: Game 39: Bruins at Devils GDT

    In response to Bruinfaninnewjersey's comment:

    Let's hear some predictions...

     

    I say a desperate Devils team squeek it out in OT 2-3



    I say a better Bruins team wins 4-2 with the fourth goal an EN.

     
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    Devils need this game more than Bruins...can't believe NBC put this game on... Usually a snooze, dump and chase game...wouldn't surprise if it ends 0-0 in regulation ...

     
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    Re: Game 39: Bruins at Devils GDT

    Okay, that was basically all Jagr.  Very nice!

    (Yes, good grab and shoot by Campbell)

     
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