Game Preview: Boston @ Edmonton

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The Boston Bruins are preparing for a road trip out west, with the first stop in Edmonton, to play ex-GM Peter Chiarelli’s Oilers. The Bruins are the hottest team in the league currently, and are looking to extend their 5 game win streak that started with a 4-2 win over the Minnesota Wild on November 19th.

Kevan Miller is still currently day to day with a concussion, and David Pastrnak has no sign of a return from his crack in his foot.

The Edmonton Oilers are coming off a tough loss at the Air Canada Centre, a 3-0 shutout loss against Toronto. That game was the NHL debut for Goaltender Garett Sparks, who made Leafs history as the first Leafs goalie to get a shutout in his debut.

Remember,

Peter Chiarelli is the GM of the Oilers,

 

soooooo we should be just fine ok

 

Here are your projected lineups!

BOSTON BRUINS:

Frank Vatrano-Patrice Bergeron-Brad Marchand

Matt Beleskey-David Krejci-Loui Eriksson

Ryan Spooner-Landon Ferraro-Jimmy Hayes

Zac Rinaldo-Joonas Kemppainnen-Brett Connolly

Zdeno Chara-Zach Trotman

Dennis Seidenberg-Colin Miller

Torey Krug-Adam McQuaid

Tuukka Rask

Jonas Gustavsson

Scratches: Tyler Randell, Joe Morrow

Injuries: Chris Kelly (Broken Leg), David Pastrnak (Foot), Kevan Miller (Concussion)

Interesting Notes: Kevan Miller practiced for the first time on Tuesday, working on the fourth pairing with Joe Morrow, and is still continuing his recovery. Max Talbot was reassigned to the Providence Bruins (AHL) on Monday.

 

EDMONTON OILERS:

Taylor Hall-Leon Draisaitl-Teddy Purcell

Benoit Pouliot-Ryan Nugent Hopkins-Jordan Eberle

Lauri Korpikoski-Mark Letestu-Iiro Pakarinen

Jujhar Khaira-Anton Lander-Matt Hendricks

Darnell Nurse-Andrej Sekera

Oscar Klefbom-Mark Fayne

Brandon Davidson-Justin Schultz

Cam Talbot

Anders Nilsson

Scratches: Andrew Ference, Eric Gryba, Luke Gazdic

Injuries: Connor McDavid (Clavicle), Nail Yukupov (Ankle), Rob Klinkhammer (Lower Body)

fear the bear (and happy holidays!)

^AHC

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