Here’s your Boston Hockey Now Boston Bruins Game Day Preview:
Boston Bruins (23-4-1, 47 pts) vs Los Angeles Kings (15-12-5, 35 pts)
TIME: 7 P.M. ET,
TV: NESN, BSW
Radio: 98.5 The Sports Hub
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Money Line: Bruins -235, Kings +190
Puck Line: Bruins -1.5 (+108), Kings +1.5 (-132)
Over/Under: OVER 6 (-113), UNDER 6 (-107)
Boston Bruins Notes
–David Krejci will return to the lineup after missing the last two games with a lower-body injury. Krejci has eight goals and 13 assists in 23 games this season.
-The Boston Bruins could be without early Norris Trophy candidate Hampus Lindholm (illness), who did not attend the morning skate on Thursday. Derek Forbort will skate with Charlie McAvoy on the top pairing if Lindholm is a no-go. Jakub Zboril will also draw back into the lineup for the first time since Nov. 23 and skate with Connor Clifton.
-Boston Bruins head coach Jim Montgomery would not confirm whether Linus Ullmark or Jeremy Swayman will start tonight. Ullmark started the 4-3 shootout winner over the New York Islanders on Tuesday and made 23 saves on 26 shots before stopping tow out of three shots in the shootout.
Los Angeles Kings Notes
-The Los Angeles Kings have been shut out twice in their last five games. They lost 5-0 to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Dec. 8 and 6-0 to the Buffalo Sabres in their last game on Tuesday. They entered the third period tied at zero in the loss to the Sabres. The Kings are 2-2-1 in their last five games and come into this game tied with the Seattle Kraken for second place in the Pacific Division.
– The Kings are also ranked 28th on the penalty kill (70.4 %), while the Bruins are third in the NHL on the powerplay at 28.6 scoring clip.
-Gabriel Vilardi leads the Kings in goal-scoring with 13 lamp-lighters, and Kevin Fiala leads the team in assists (23), and points with 32.
Former UMass-Amherst goalie Jonathan Quick will get the nod between the pipes. The two-time Stanley Cup champion and 2012 Conn Smythe winner is 8-8-3 with a 3.55 GAA and .882 save percentage.
Boston Bruins Lineup:
Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Jake DeBrusk
Pavel Zacha-David Krejci-David Pastrnak
Taylor Hall-Charlie Coyle-Trent Frederic
Nick Foligno-Tomas Nosek-AJ Greer
Hampus Lindholm/Derek Forbort-Charlie McAvoy
Matt Grzelcyk-Brandon Carlo
Derek Forbort/Jakub Zboril-Connor Clifton
Linus Ullmark/Jeremy Swayman
Los Angeles Kings Lineup:
Kevin Fiala-Anze Kopitar-Arthur Kaliyev
Trevor Moore-Phil Danault-Jaret Anderson-Dolan
Alex Iafallo-Adrian Kempe-Gabe Vilardi
Carl Grundstrom-Blake Lizotte-Samuel Fagemo
Mikey Anderson-Drew Doughty
Sean Durzi-Matt Roy
Tobias Bjornfot/Alex Edler-Sean Walker