Daily Buzz: November 14, 2013
Today on Bruins Daily
The Bruins finish their five-game home stand as they host the Columbus Blue Jackets for the first time. The Bruins have gone 3-0-1 so far on the home stand. Backup goaltender Chad Johnson gets his third start of the season and first at TD Garden as a Bruin tonight.
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In case you missed it
It’s that time of the week again, Rosie presents to you, The Jack Edwards Call of The Week.
After two wins and an overtime loss, Chris named Tuukka Rask his Player of The Week.
Know the enemy
Tonight the Bruins welcome the reigning Vezina winner Sergei Bobrovsky and the Columbus Blue Jackets to TD Garden. After finishing the season with a 2.00 goals-against average and a .932 save percentage a year ago, Bobrovsky has struggled a bit this season. The Russian goaltender enters tonight’s contest with a record of 5-8-1, a 2.84 goals-against average and a .909 save percentage.
We all know the Nathan Horton story by now. Horton turned down an offer from the Bruins to sign with the Blue Jackets this offseason. Unfortunately we won’t see Horton on the ice tonight as Horton continues to recover from off-season shoulder surgery. Horton skated last week for the first time since his June surgery.
“The doctors here looked at it and it looks really good,” Horton told The Columbus Dispatch. “It looks like we’re on track still and that’s the good news that we wanted. I can’t read the thing, but you can see that it’s healing or healed and I think they got the news that they wanted.”
Columbus enters the night with just one win in their last seven games.
Travis Davis of Yahoo Sports breaks down the Bruins by the numbers
The Bruins are finding their way and finding their way up the standings (D.J. Bean/ WEEI.com)
Joe Haggerty of Comcast New England tells you Chad Johnson is ready whenever called upon.
Maple Leafs forwad Nazem Kadri set to heave a phone hearing for his hit on Minnesota Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom. (CBC.com)
Is 3 on 3 Overtime in the NHL on the way? Steve Harris of the Boston Herald discusses the possibility
Can Steven Stamkos really recover in time for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games? (Bruce Arthur/ National Post)
Bruins projected lines
Milan Lucic – David Krejci – Jarome Iginla
Brad Marchand – Patrice Bergeron – Loui Eriksson
Carl Soderberg – Chris Kelly – Reilly Smith
Shawn Thornton – Gregory Campbell – Dan Paille
Zdeno Chara – Matt Bartkowski
Dennis Seidenberg – Dougie Hamilton
Torey Krug – Johnny Boychuk
Blue Jackets projected lines
R.J. Umburger- Artem Anisimov- Marion Gaborik
Brandon Dubinsky- Ryan Johansen – Cam Atkinson
Derek MacKenzie- Mark Letestu- Blake Comeau
Sean Collins- Michael Chaput- Jared Boll
Jack Johnson- Fedor Tyutin
Ryan Murray- James Wisniewski
Nikita Nikitin- Daulton Prout
Tweets of Interest
Bruins Daily’s own Chris Chirichiello grew a beard in support of the 2013 Boston Red Sox’s World Series run. Today is a sad day as Chris has shaved his beard. #GrabSomeBeard
— Bruins Daily (@BruinsDaily) November 14, 2013
Good to see that Adam McQuaid is getting better!
Adam McQuaid is progressing, was in the gym this morning riding bike. #Bruins not sure if they will take him on road trip, 3 games 5 days.
— Jamie Erdahl (@JamieErdahl) November 14, 2013