Here’s your Boston Hockey Now Boston Bruins Game Day Preview:
Boston Bruins (45-8-5, 95 pts) @ Calgary Flames (27-21-12, 66 pts)
TIME: 9 p.m. ET
TV: NESN, Sportsnet
Radio: 98.5 The Sports Hub
Boston Bruins Notes
–The Boston Bruins have won seven games in a row, the third time this season they have enjoyed a winning streak of at least seven games. Their latest was a well-played 3-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Monday night where the B’s got goals from everybody aside from their top line in a performance that highlighted their roster and scoring depth.
-Boston Bruins winger Brad Marchand narrowly missed an injury when he was cut with the skate blade of Darnell Nurse in the first shift of Monday night’s game. Marchand missed a chunk of the first period while getting stitched up, but later returned to the game.
-Boston Bruins winger Taylor Hall is out against the Calgary Flames on Tuesday night after being sent back to Boston with a lower-body injury and is currently listed as day-to-day. Hall’s absence resulted in Nick Foligno being bumped up to the third line.
-Both Dmitry Orlov and Garnet Hathaway picked up their first points in a Boston Bruins uniform with Orlov putting up a two point game in 19:17 of ice time that also included three shot attempts a pair of hits.
Calgary Flames Notes
-Old friend Milan Lucic has still got it with the Calgary Flames as he showed last weekend when he tuned up Colorado Avalanche tough guy Kurtis MacDermid in a true heavyweight bout. Wow.
Milan Lucic with the hockey fight equivalent of a mic drop with the stiff right hand at the end of this tilt with MacDermid. My word. Don’t mess with Looch! pic.twitter.com/vdMemqP9ZS
— Joe Haggerty (@HackswithHaggs) February 26, 2023
-Dan Vladar is expected to get the start in net for the Flames against his old team. Vladar is 12-6-5 with an .898 save percentage and 2.81 goals against average this season.
-Tyler Toffoli is red-hot for the Flames with a team-leading 25 goals and goals in three of the last four games while Calgary continues to look to fortify their playoff position.
Boston Bruins Lineup:
Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Jake DeBrusk
Pavel Zacha-David Krejci-David Pastrnak
Nick Foligno-Charlie Coyle-Trent Frederic
AJ Greer-Tomas Nosek-Garnet Hathaway
Dmitry Orlov-Charlie McAvoy
Hampus Lindholm-Brandon Carlo
Derek Forbort-Connor Clifton
Calgary Flames Lineup:
Dillon Dube–Elias Lindholm–Tyler Toffoli
Jakob Pelletier-Nazem Kadi-Jonathan Huberdeau
Andrew Mangiapane–Mikael Backlund– Blake Coleman
Milan Lucic–Trevor Lewis–Walker Duehr
Mackenzie Weegar–Rasmus Andersson
Noah Hanifin-Chris Tanev
Nikita Zadorov-Dennis Gilbert