The Boston Bruins are in Toronto and will play the Maple Leafs tonight a 7:00. The Boston Bruins should
win this game. Toronto is in last place in the eastern conference while the Bruins are in a very close playoff hunt. While I type this, The New York Rangers are up over Buffalo 5-0. With a win tonight, the Bruins will find themselves in 7th (3rd in Northeast), with a loss, the Bruins will be in 9th (4th in Northeast).
According to both John Bishop and Fluto Shinzawa, Aaron Ward and Chuck Kobasew will be available tonight. Peter Schaefer (shin) is still out. Andrew Alberts is making progress. What everyone thought was post-concussion syndrome, is actually a neck injury. There is no current timetable on him. As I'm sure many of you Bruins fans read in the Boston Globe the other day
Patrice Bergeron is feeling a little better and working out again. He is quoted in the article as saying, "Hopefully, I'll get the chance to be back on the ice this year". Don't get your hopes up Bruins Nation, Bergeron still is very hurt. It would be nice to have him back, but as of now he needs to recover and make sure he's available for next season.
Also according to a recent blog post by Fluto Shinzawa, Peter Chiarelli has decided not to allow Stan chistov to come back. Chistov ditched the team to play in Russia and now wants to come back. Per NHL rules, he can only come back with the Bruins. it really sucks to be him right now.
Anyway, here are the lines according to Shinzawa from yesterday's practice. I'd be really happy if these lines stick for the game tonight, it's been too long since the real top line has played together.