Game 20: Bruins at Capitals GDT
posted at 3/5/2013 11:30 AM EST
Who's hot: Bergeron has two goals and five assists during a four-game points streak for the Bruins. Seguin has goals in consecutive games. … Holtby was pulled from a Feb. 27 start against the Flyers, but in the three starts sandwiched around that one he's stopped 89 of 90 shots. Ribeiro has eight multi-point games already this season.
Injury report: Washington defenseman Mike Green (groin) is day-to-day. Forwards Brooks Laich (groin) and Marcus Johansson (upper body) and defensemen Dmitry Orlov (upper body) and Jack Hillen (upper body) are on injured reserve.
The Caps, 6-4-0 in their last 10 games, are ranked 14th in the 15-team Eastern Conference. They have been a much more respectable 7-6-0 since their 1-5-1 start in January. In a short (48-game) season, a slow-out-of-the-gate start may have sunk their post-season chances.
Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Nathan Horton
Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Tyler Seguin
Danny Paille-Chris Kelly-Rich Peverley
Jay Pandolfo-Greg Campbell-Shawn Thornton
Zdeno Chara-Johnny Boychuk
Dennis Seidenberg-Dougie Hamilton
Andrew Ference-Adam McQuaid
Healthy scratches: Aaron Johnson (D), Chris Bourque; Lane MacDermid
Storylines: Bourque was scratched Sunday night, but could get the call against the Caps, the franchise that gave him his pro start. If he dresses, Pandolfo likely sits, although Pandolfo played well against the Canadiens. ... Rask is the likely starter in the Boston net. He was not at his sharpest against the Canadiens, and coach Claude Julien likely will want him to get right back in there. ... Paille's speed gave a slight boost to the Kelly-Peverley line, which previously had Bourque working at left wing. ... At some point, Julien will work Johnson into the blue-line mix. The No. 3 pairing of Ference-McQuaid struggled vs. the Habs.
Oh no look out the Chris Bourque backers are going to be up in arms, KPD is suggesting Bourque might be healthy scratch. Everyone talk about penalties if they want.
PS. Shup - copy n paste what you want to discuss into a new comment section so you don't take a whole flippin page up responding. Ok ?
he Caps, 6-4-0 in their last 10 games, are ranked 14th in the 15-team Eastern Conference. They have been a much more respectable 7-6-0 since their 1-5-1 start in January. In a short (48-game) season, a slow-out-of-the-gate start may have sunk their post-season chances. - See more at: http://www.boston.com/sports/hockey/bruins/extras/bruins_blog/2013/03/game_20_bruins_2.html#sthash.quwLwFsK.dpuf