First, tonight the Bruins will play the Colorado Avalanche at the TD Banknorth garden. Fluto Shinzawa is reporting that Chuck Kobasew will play for the Bruins for the first time since he was traded here. Also Bobby Allen will play alongside Wideman this evening. So Jason York and Stanislav Chistov will be healthy scratches. Here is what the lines should look like:
Thomas (who should be ready after Macdonald started on Monday)
Also last night could not have gone worse. The New York Rangers beat the New York Islanders in a shootout. (It was actually a really exciting game, Rick Dipietro was absolutely amazing in net for the Islanders.) That means that not only is NYR two points ahead of us, bumping us to 12th place, but NYI also got a point extending their lead in the playoff race. Bruins Nation needed NYI to beat NYR in regulation and that didn't happen. Hopefully we will have better luck tonight. Bruins Nation tonight wants the Bruins over the Avalanche, the Capitals over the Maple Leafs, and Atlanta over Florida.