Boston Bruins 28 pts (12-8-4)

@

Nashville Predators 35 pts (16-7-3)

8 p.m. ET

Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN

TV: NESN

Radio: 98.5 The Sports Hub


Season Series/Schedule

Date      Game                    GWG

10/5       NSH 3 @ BOS 4  Brad Marchand

12/4       BOS @ NSH        


Team Leaders

Bruins                                                   Predators

David Pastrnak, 23           Points   Filip Forsberg, 27

David Pastrnak, 13           Goals    Filip Forsberg, 13

Charlie McAvoy, 11         Assists  Subban/Johnansen/Forsberg, 14


The Boston Bruins will conclude their fathers’ road trip as they look to sweep the season series from the Nashville Predators.  The Bruins beat the Predators 4-3 on opening night with Brad Marchand scoring the game winning goal.  Both Charlie McAvoy and Jake DeBrusk scored their first career NHL goals in the win.

Goaltender Anton Khudobin will get the start in net tonight as he looks to extend his personal winning streak to six straight games. 

The Predators depth at center will be tested tonight as Ryan Johansen, who is tied for the team lead in assists, will be out due to an undisclosed injury suffered on Saturday night.  Kyle Turris, who was not with the Predators on opening night, will move up to center Nashville’s top line.

One thing to keep an eye on through the course of tonight’s game is the renewal of the rivalry between Brad Marchand and P.K. Subban.  These two have had plenty of battles against each other in the past and you can bet they will be looking to get into each other’s face.

 

Probable Bruins Lineup

FORWARDS

Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - David Pastrnak

Ryan Spooner - David Krejci - Anders Bjork

Danton Heinen - Riley Nash - David Backes

Tim Schaller - Sean Kuraly - Noel Acciari

DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS

Zdeno Chara - Charlie McAvoy

Torey Krug - Brandon Carlo

Matt Grzelcyk - Kevan Miller

GOALTENDER

Anton Khudobin (7-0-2, 2.22 GAA, .932 save %, 0 SO)

INURY REPORT

D-Adam McQuaid (leg) out, LW-Peter Cehlarik (lower-body) out, LW-Jake DeBrusk (upper-body) out


Probable Predators Lineup

FORWARDS

Kevin Fiala - Kyle Turris - Craig Smith

Filip Forsberg - Calle Jarnkrok - Pontus Aberg

Colton Sissons - Nick Bonino - Viktor Arvidsson

Miikka Salomaki - Frederick Gaudreau - Austin Watson

DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS

Roman Josi - Mattias Ekholm

Alexei Emelin - P.K. Subban

Matt Irwin - Yannick Weber

GOALTENDER

Pekka Rinne (15-4-2, 2.35 GAA, .926 save %, 2 SO)

INJURY REPORT

D-Ryan Ellis (knee) out, D-Yanick Weber (lower-body) out, LW-Scott Hartnell (lower-body) out, C-Ryan Johansen (undisclosed) out

Source: lineups via Daily Faceoff & Left Wing Lock
Image Credit: AP