PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 22: Daniel Paille #20 of the Boston Bruins skates against the Philadelphia Flyers on October 22, 2009 at Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Happy Pi (Paille) Day, everyone.
Bruins vs. Panthers tonight. A good team for the Bruins to play against to bounce back from that awful third period meltdown against the Penguins. We know this year's schedule is rough and fatigue is gonna hit them but they gotta find a way to fight through it, especially when they're up two goals to none toward the end of the game.
Last Bs-Panthers game, Boston won 4-1. We're expecting more of the same tonight. Claude Julien called out the "first line" again this morning, saying they need to find a way to contribute.
"They have to go back to their North-South game-those guys are better served when they play that way," he said.
Right now that first line is just dead weight. All the offense is being generated by the "second" line and the Merlot line. That's 10 different ways of awful. Good thing those guys works out 'cause they're carrying the team this season.
An oldie but still relevant
We're also officially over the hump this season. Facebook Page Bruins Quebec had some fun stats:
Patrice Bergeron: 6-16-22 + 18
In an 82 game-season, on pace for: 21-55-76 +61
Brad Marchand: 12-9-21 +16
In an 82 game-season, on pace for: 41-31-72 +55
David Krejci: 6-14-20 +3
In an 82 game-season, on pace for: 21-48-69 +10
Tyler Seguin: 9-11-20 +17
In an 82 game-season, on pace for: 31-38-69 +58
Milan Luci : 4-10-14 +3
In an 82 game-season, on pace for: 14-34-48 +10
Nathan Horton: 7-5-12 +1
In an 82 game-season, on pace for: 24-17-41 +3
Dougie Hamilton: 3-9-12 -3
In an 82 game-season, on pace fo : 10-31-41 -10
Zdeno Chara : 5-6-11 +11
In an 82 game-season, on pace for: 17-21-38 +38
Daniel Paille: 5-4-9 +1
In an 82 game-season, on pace for: 17-14-31 +3
Rich Peverley: 3-5-8 -8
In an 82 game-season, on pace for: 10-17-27 -27
Dennis Seidenberg: 0-7-7 +6
In an 82 game-season, on pace for: 0-24-24 +22
Johnny Boychuk: 1-2-3 +2
In an 82 game-season, on pace for: 3-7-10 +7
Tuukka Rask: 13-2-3 2 SO's
In an 82 game-season, on pace for : 44-7-10 10 SO's
Anton Khudobin: 4-2-0 0 SO's
In an 82 game-season, on pace for : 14-7-0 0 SO's
More recap after the jump...
Not sure if there's a Pregame Show tonight. Justin and Pizz are healthy scratches since they'll be at the game tonight. Greg is nursing a sick kid. We'll update when we know more. But just in case...
How to Watch:
Blog: Go to the pregame post at 6:00pm
Radio: 98.5 the Sports Hub
Online Feeds: Here
McQuaid wasn't at the morning skate so there's a chance we'll see Aaron Johnson again. Yikes. Pandolfo will be in for Chris Kelly who's out for a while with a busted tibia.
Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Nathan Horton
Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Tyler Seguin
Jay Pandolfo-Rich Peverley-Jordan Caron
Daniel Paille-Gregory Campbell-Shawn Thornton
Zdeno Chara-Johnny Boychuk
Dennis Seidenberg-Dougie Hamilton
Andrew Ference-Adam McQuaid
Game Day Image/Video
Wouldn't mind seeing this happen again tonight:
Time to Go!