Starting with tonight I’ve decided to switch up the style of my “GameDay” from here on Hockey Independent. I hope you all like the new format!
Teams: Boston Bruins at St. Louis Blues
Records: Boston 35-20-2 (72 Points) , St. Louis 36-16-7 (79 Points)
Location: Scottrade Center, St. Louis, Missouri
Time: 8 P.M. (EST)
Last Game: Bruins 0 , Minnesota Wild 2 ……. Blues 1 , Chicago Blackhawks 3
Tonight’s Lineup (Subject To Change):
Scratches– …… Andrew Bodnarchuk , Josh Hennessy
Nathan Horton (Concussion) – Boston’s top right winger remains sidelined with a concussion he suffered back on January 21. Word this morning had Horton still not being physically capable to skate on his own and No. 18 may not make a return to action this season.
Rich Peverley (MCL) – Peverley will sit out his third consecutive game as he continues to rehab his MCL injury.
Last Time We Met: Blues 2 , Bruins 1 (SO)
– The B’s and Blues last met back on November 6, 2010 at TD Garden. St. Louis got ahead early as former Bruins’ forward Vladimir Sobotka put one past Tuukka Rask in the first period. Gregory Campbell would tie the game late in the third, but the Blues would eventually come out on top when another former Bruin, Brad Boyes won it for St. Louis in the shootout.
Prediction: A St. Louis squad that hasn’t lost to an Eastern Conference foe all season is perhaps the last team the B’s would like to line up against right now. Struggling to reestablish the prolific offense that they enjoyed during their otherworldly run through November and December, the B’s have only netted two goals in their past two games. Now, up against a Blues squad with one of the most stingy defenses in the entire league, the Bruins will face an uphill climb all night long.
Bruins 1 , Blues 3 F
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