The Boston Bruins will be looking to pull to a level 3-3 on the year, and notch their first home win of the season tonight against the Philadelphia Flyers. Unfortunately, they’ll have to do so without left winger Matt Beleskey, and potentially without their first line center Patrice Bergeron who is questionable for personal reasons not yet disclosed. Boston showed some sparks on their road trip, but still have a lot of problems in their own zone. The Bruins powerplay, however, is the best it has been since Marc Savard’s first injury in 2010.
The Flyers are coming in to town after playing last night, where they lost 2-1 to the Stars. They are 2-2-1 on the year thus far, and did not allow a goal in either of their wins. Their only real black eye came against the Panthers on the first of a home and home where they got their doors blown off 7-1, before coming back a few days later and shutting out the Panthers 1-0.
Bruins Lines at Morning Skate:
With Beleskey and Bergeron out, it sounds like there was some shuffling going on (Rinaldo skated with Spooner and Hayes). But if Bergeron can go, expect the following:
For the D, it looks like Morrow/Trotman are the odd guys out:
Rask was the first goalie off, will likely get the start in search of his first win at home.
UPDATE: Bergeron is in!