Toggle Nav

Bruins Look For More Late Night Success In Edmonton

March 16, 2017
Greg Boysen

Boston Bruins 82 pts (38-26-6)

@

Edmonton Oilers 81 pts (36-24-9)

9 pm ET

Rogers Place – Edmonton, AB

TV: NESN

Radio: 98.5 Sports Hub

Season Series/Schedule

Date

Winning Goal

5-Jan

EDM 4 @ BOS 3

Patrick Maroon

16-Mar

BOS @ EDM

Team Leaders

Bruins

Oilers

Goals

Goals

Brad Marchand, 35

C. McDavid/L. Draisaitl, 23

Assists

Assists

B. Marchand/T. Krug, 39

Connor McDavid, 52

Points

Points

Brad Marchand, 74

Connor McDavid, 75

While Bruins fans may have had a hard time staying up for the last two games, the team’s offense have been late night television stars. The Bruins have scored 11 combined goals at Vancouver and Calgary and will wrap up their three-game trek through western Canada in Edmonton tonight.

David Backes, who left for a period of time last in Calgary with an apparent lower-body injury, told reporters that he is good to go for tonight’s game. We should not expect any changes in the lineup except for Tuukka Rask returning to the Bruins goal.

Former Bruin Milan Lucic had a lighthearted moment today when speaking about Brad Marchand near the top of the NHL in scoring.

Milan Lucic joked he feels bad about taking Brad Marchand's shifts. No. 63 could have gotten more points earlier.

— Fluto Shinzawa (@GlobeFluto) March 16, 2017

Well, he’s not exactly wrong.

Probable Bruins Lineup

Forwards

Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - David Backes

Drew Stafford - David Krejci - David Pastrnak

Frank Vatrano - Ryan Spooner - Jimmy Hayes

Matt Beleskey - Dominic Moore - Riley Nash

Defensive Pairings

Zdeno Chara - Brandon Carlo

Torey Krug - Adam McQuaid

Colin Miller - Kevan Miller

Goaltender

Tuukka Rask (33-16-4, 2.24 GAA, .914 save %, 6 SO)

Injury Report

C-Tim Schaller (lower-body) day-to-day

Probable Oilers Lineup

Forwards

Patrick Maroon - Connor McDavid - Leon Draisaitl

Milan Lucic - Ryan Nugent-Hopkins - Jordan Eberle

Benoit Pouliot - David Desharnais - Zack Kassian

Drake Caggiula - Mark Letestu - Anton Slepyshev

Defensive Pairings

Oscar Klefbom - Adam Larsson

Andrej Sekera - Kris Russell

Darnell Nurse - Matt Benning

Goaltender

Cam Talbot (34-20-8, 2.36 GAA, .920 save %, 5 SO)

Injury Report

D-Andrew Ference (hip) out, RW-Tyler Pitkick (knee) out

Source: lineups via Daily Faceoff
Image Credit: USA Today

Comment this article