UPDATE 1:04 AM: The Bruins lost 4-1, meanwhile the Red Sox won 6-3 off of a walkoff homerun by Manny Ramirez (if only Boston's other Manny had played well). The usual Bruins Nation game summary will be posted tomorrow.
I can't wait any longer! It's been too long since there was a Bruins game that mattered. The Bruins start the season tonight in Dallas. The game is on NESN and will start promptly at 8:30. Now I know the Red Sox are playing at the same time, but I'm sure NESN will have a ticker at the bottom of the screen.
Today's scratches are Brandon Bochenski, Jeremy Reich, and Dennis Wideman. Based on the morning skate, Manny Fernandez will start in net (even though he had a TERRIBLE pre-season), leaving the Tim "the tank" Thomas on the bench.
The expected lines from Fluto Shinzawa are:
Stuart and Allen won't probably see that many minutes. I'm surprised coach Julien isn't putting Stuart with a veteran like Ward or Chara. Also it's nice to see that the Bruins have three reliable scoring lines and a tough guy line. I'm surprised that the toughest guy on the team (Jeremy Reich) isn't playing, I guess the team is trying to use all of Lucic's nine available games.
The Bruins are playing at 8:30, and they are going to beat up on Dallas!!!
P.S. Go Red Sox too!