Saturday, December 13, 2008

Game 30 Preview: Atlanta @ Bruins SINGLES NIGHT

(Scott Cunningham, NHLI, Getty)
Dec 13, 2008 7:00 PM ET
Radio: WBZ
vs. Atlanta Thrashers (9-15-4)

  • They've played twice before.  Once was last night.  Here are the recaps:
  • Game 8: 5-4 Win. Lucic scores his first career hat trick.
  • Game 29: 7-3 Win. Lucic gets a Gordie Howe hat trick, Chara scores on a wraparound.  14 Bruins have points in that game, Kessel has his 14th game in a row with points.
  • A lot of the same stuff applies from yesterday, but with last night's game added and it's a Bruins home game.
  • The Bruins have a few streaks on the line tonight.  Kessel's scored points in the last 14, the Bruins have won the last 10 at home.
  • I expect Atlanta to come out strong.  I'm not sure whose plane took off first, but they both had to fly for a few hours up to Boston after the game last night.  Atlanta is coming off a tough loss, I wouldn't be surprised if Kovalchuk, Kozlov, etc get going early.  If they don't, I expect Bouldon, Thornton, etc etc will be hugging it out again.
  • That picture up there was the only one I could find of Chara's wraparound goal.  C'mon, NHL photographers, help me out here.
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