Game 17: Keep rolling, make it five in a row

November 8, 2017, by
rick nash jimmy vesey kevin hayes

AP Photo/Julie Jacobson

The Boston Bruins are in town tonight to take on the suddenly streaking Rangers, who are looking to make it five in a row. The Bruins are dealing with a metric ton of injuries right now. They are without Brad Marchand, David Backes, Ryan Spooner, and David Krejci. Patrice Bergeron and Tuukka Rask will play, but also missed time. That’s a whole bunch of injuries.

As for the Rangers, they aren’t changing anything up. Brendan Smith will still be sitting in favor of whatever concoction of Kampfer/Holden/Staal AV has up his sleeve. Winning doesn’t necessarily mean this works, and that trio’s numbers have shown it. But it is what it is. At this point, I’m just happy the team is banking points. Get another two tonight, please.

Bruins Systems

For years, the Bruins had Claude Julien at the helm. But now it’s Bruce Cassidy. I have no insight into what style he will have the Bruins playing. Stay tuned.

For more on these systems, check out our Hockey Systems page.

Bruins Lines 

Anders Bjork-Patrice Bergeron-David Pastrnak
Tim Schaller-Sean Kuraly-Danton Heinen
Matt Beleskey-Riley Nash-Austin Czarnik
Jake Debrusk-Jordan Szwarz-Frank Vatrano

Zdeno Chara-Charlie McAvoy
Torey Krug-Brandon Carlo
Rob O’Gara-Kevan Miller

PP1: Debrusk-Bergeron-Pastrnak-Heinen-Krug
PP2: Vatrano-Beleskey-Czarnik–Chara-McAvoy

Tuukka Rask gets the start.

Rangers Lines

Chris KreiderMika ZibanejadPavel Buchnevich
Rick NashKevin HayesMats Zuccarello
Jimmy VeseyDavid DesharnaisJT Miller
Michael Grabner-Paul Carey-Jesper Fast

Ryan McDonaghNick Holden
Brady SkjeiKevin Shattenkirk
Marc StaalSteven Kampfer

PP1: Nash-Miller-Buchnevich-Zibanejad-Shattenkirk
PP2: Hayes-Desharnais-Kreider-Zuccarello-McDonagh

Henrik Lundqvist gets the start.

Scratches/Injuries: Boo Nieves (flu), Brendan Smith (healthy)

Crazy Prediction: Smith is traded mid game.

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  1. Pas44 says:

    We need to start an old school BB/Ranger rivalry tonight.. someone smack up Krug!


  2. Pas44 says:

    I’m three sentences into Doc and I wanna yak!

    Oy Vey!

    • King Sieveqvist ! King Sieveqvist ! King Sieveqvist ! says:

      Drive !

    • Stevem says:

      I was 3 words into Milbury and wanted to open a vein in a warm bath

    • Snake says:

      I came on here to say the same thing. I have to have said, “SHUT-UP, Pierre!” a dozen times already. God he is an ass.

  3. Leatherneck says:

    As much as I want to say oh Leaky, that ones on McD

  4. Chris F says:

    Two sneaky little goals there by Buchnevich and Pastrnak.

  5. Chris. C says:

    Whats the deal with Smith again scratched? Need him back in

    • Bloomer says:

      The untouchables continue to find the back on the net.

      • RichS says:

        Thats right my friend…….Vesey may not be as skilled as buch or miller or kreider BUT he will score just as many goals when he gets consistent ice time……..he is smart and knows just where to be near the net!!!!!!!!!!!
        This fan base has to be patient ….too many knuckleheads talk about trading Vesey…….or miller or kreider……..

  6. Chris F says:

    Veni, Vedi, Vesey (Vesey!)

  7. Reenavipul says:

    Great redirect there by Kampfer…on Hank.