Game Day Preview: Bruins at Jets
The Bruins are coming off their worst loss in a long time where they were completely embarrassed at home Tuesday night against the LA Kings, 9-2. Milan Lucic made a successful return to TD Garden with a goal and an assist in the beat down.
The Bruins enter play Thursday night with a one-point lead over the Penguins for the top wild card spot in the Eastern Conference. Tonight kicks off a season-high six-game road trip for the Bruins.
The Jets enter tonight dead last in the Central division and have won two in a row.
Gametime: 8:00 p.m.
TV/Radio: NESN/98.5 The Sports Hub
Records: Bruins 28-19-6 (62 points), Jets 24-26-3 (51 points)
Location: MTS Centre
Bruins projected lines
Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Brett Connolly
Matt Beleskey-David Krejci-David Pastrnak
Loui Eriksson-Ryan Spooner-Jimmy Hayes
Zac Rinaldo-Max Talbot-Tyler Randell
Zdeno Chara-Zach Trotman
Dennis Seidenberg-Joe Morrow
Torey Krug-Kevan Miller
Jets projected lines
Nikolaj Ehlers-Bryan Little-Blake Wheeler
Mathieu Perreault-Mark Scheifele-Drew Stafford
Andrew Laad-Adam Lowry-Joel Armia
Chris Thorburn-Andrew Copp-Alex Burmistrov
Tobias Enstrom-Dustin Byfuglien
Ben Chiarot-Tyler Myers
Mark Stuart-Jacob Tr0uba
Matchup to watch: Jacob Trouba vs. Bruins forwards
(Jacob Trouba may be on the trade block and if so, the Bruins will be interested. Photo credit: Joe Makarski/Bruins Daily)
After the Jets signed Dustin Byfuglien to a five-year $38 million contract, many started to begin to wonder what that meant for the rest of the Jets blue line. With the season just about lost and the Jets back into rebuilding mode, young defenseman Jacob Trouba may be on the block. If any team is in need of blue line help, it’s the Bruins.
In their opening contest in Boston back in October, Trouba logged 21:09 of ice time where he was held pointless, but was a plus-three on a night that saw the Jets dominate the Bruins, 6-2.
Storyline to watch: How do the Bruins bounce back?
(The Bruins will need to respond tonight after an embarrassing loss on Tuesday. Photo credit: Joe Makarski/Bruins Daily)
The Bruins have had some bad losses this season but none more embarrassing than the one suffered on home ice Tuesday night. As the Bruins embark on a season high six-game road trip, how the Bruins respond will be closely watched tonight. The road has been the Bruins bread and butter all season long and they hope to continue that trend as the Black and Gold continue to battle in the tight Eastern Conference playoff race.