Game 55 - Canknuckleheads at Bruins GDT
posted at 2/4/2014 4:23 PM EST
BOSTON -- When the Vancouver Canucks visit the Boston Bruins on Tuesday at TD Garden, they will be hungry for a victory after losing their past four games in regulation.
The Bruins, who have won five of their past six, will be ready for a team with everything to lose. "A team that's a desperate team is always a challenge," Bruins forward Chris Kelly said after the morning skate. "And we know that they're going to play desperate hockey. Whenever you lose four games in a row, and the expectations are extremely high like they are for that team, they're going to come out with their best game and we need to be ready for that."
The Canucks did not hold a morning skate. They flew in late Monday after a 2-0 road loss to the Detroit Red Wings.
Here are the projected lineups for both teams:
Daniel Sedin - Henrik Sedin - Alexandre Burrows
Chris Higgins - Ryan Kesler - Zack Kassian
David Booth - Zac Dalpe - Jannik Hansen
Tom Sestito - Jordan Schroeder - Kellan Lain
Alexander Edler - Jason Garrison
Dan Hamhuis - Ryan Stanton
Yann Sauve - Frank Corrado
Scratched: Raphael Diaz, Yannick Weber, Brad Richardson
Injured: Kevin Bieksa (foot), Christopher Tanev (hand), Mike Santorelli (shoulder), Andrew Alberts (concussion)
Milan Lucic - David Krejci - Jarome Iginla
Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - Reilly Smith
Chris Kelly - Carl Soderberg - Loui Eriksson
Daniel Paille - Gregory Campbell - Shawn Thornton
Zdeno Chara - Dougie Hamilton
Matt Bartkowski - Johnny Boychuk
Torey Krug - Kevan Miller
Scratched: Jordan Caron, David Warsofsky
Injured: Adam McQuaid (leg), Dennis Seidenberg (knee)
Notes: The Canucks won the first matchup of the season, 6-2, in Vancouver, a game that resulted in Ryan Kesler saying that Brad Marchand has "no class." ... This game marks the final one before for the break for Zdeno Chara, with the Bruins captain missing the games in St. Louis and at home against Ottawa to go early to Sochi, Russia, for the Olympics. He will serve as the flag bearer for Team Slovakia. ... The Canucks played last night in Detroit and did not skate this morning in Boston. ... The referees are Gord Dwyer and Wes McCauley. The linesmen are Andy McElman and Bryan Pancich."
"Looks to be #TuukkaTime tonight, with Tuukka Rask the first goalie off at morning skate ^CS"
Burrows is in the lineup. Hopefully Bergeron will have his fingers bandaged up for protection.