Game 39: Cup Champs Visit NJ

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Watch It: NBCSN Listen To It: 660 AM

The Last 10 Games: New Jersey 7-2-1; Ottawa 7-3-0.

Season Series: This is the 2nd of 4 meetings this season. The first was a game in Boston and a back and forth game that the Bruins eventually won 4-3 off the stick of Benoit Pouliot with just over 3 minutes remaining in the game.

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What We Think of the Bruins:  I would use the words physical, talented and downright scary to describe the Bruins. Whenever we play the Bruins, I just hope this isn’t the night that the Bruins decided to put 6 or 7 pucks in the back of the net. They certainly have that ability. Not only can they score lots of goals, they’ll have no qualms about beating the living crap out of you while doing so.

What I Am Looking For Tonight: It has to be said, the Devils need to stop this horseshit when up a man. I’m so tired of the Devils giving up shorthanded goals. If you give them up when you’re up 5-1, so be it but we don’t, we give them up at the most crucial times. So, tonight’s number one focus, NO SHORTIES!!!

It’s the Bruins so I am looking for the Devils to come out with an edge tonight. They’ll have to. Boston is a physical team and if the Devils don’t match them physically, it will be a long night for NJ. Dallas gave Boston a severe beating in their last game so I’m sure the Bruins have something to prove. I’ve always wondered if winning in NJ is something special for Claude Julien.

NJ gave up a 2-0 lead the other night and lost the game in OT 3-2. I was more annoyed they blew a 2-0 lead than actually losing the game 3-2 in OT. If they get a lead tonight, please for the love of god hang on to it.

I would expect Boston to come out with fire in their eyes. I’m sure they don’t like sitting behind the Rangers for the Conference lead.

Injury Report: New Jersey defenseman Anton Volchenkov could return to the lineup after missing Monday’s game against his former team with a lower-body injury. Forward Jacob Josefson is skating with the team again and getting closer to returning from a broken collarbone. Defenseman Andy Greene is still recovering from a broken toe. Travis Zajac has some soreness in his Achilles and will be sitting tonight.

Projected Lines
Zach Parise – Adam Henrique – Ilya Kovalchuk
Petr SykoraPatrik Elias – Dainius Zubrus
Mattias Tedenby – Ryan Carter – David Clarkson
Eric Boulton – Tim Sestito – Cam Janssen

Henrik Tallinder – Mark Fayne
Bryce Salvador – Adam Larsson
Matt Taormina – Kurtis Foster

Martin Brodeur will make his fourth straight start (Uh…that’s not good!!)

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