Saturday night marks the conclusion of the Boston Bruins‘ three-game road trip in Western Canada, as the Bruins take on the Calgary Flames in Alberta.
The Bruins are coming off a big 3-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday with Matt Grzelcyk scoring the game-winning goal with less than three minutes left in the third.
Boston was blanked by Calgary in their previous meeting this season 4-0. Former Bruins goalie prospect Dan Vladar had 27 saves in the shutout victory.
When: 10 p.m. ET
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta
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Brendan Carlo did not skate in the morning and it appears as though he will miss a second consecutive game. It appears as thought John Moore, who assisted on Grzelcyk’s game-winner, will draw back into the lineup with the shutdown defenseman out.
Some changes to the bottom six yet again. Curtis Lazar looks to be out of the lineup for the second straight game as well, although no injury has been announced about him. Interesting to see considering he hadn’t been playing bad at all as of late.
After Trent Frederic skated between Erik Haula and Nick Foligno on Thursday, he goes back down to the fourth line it looks like as Haula retakes his role in the middle. Another interesting move from Joe Sacco, as Haula had been playing better on the wing than he had in the middle.
On the Calgary side, the Bruins might be avoiding the wrath of Darth Vladar again. Jacob Markstrom is likely to get the start again, despite going last night against the Carolina Hurricanes. Either way, the Bruins will have a tough goaltender in net on the either side.
This is an opportunity for the Bruins to end the road trip on a high note. They are coming off a huge win on Thursday, while the Flames had a disappointing loss in OT last night.
Having already grabbed three out of four points on the road trip, the Bruins could go home tonight with points in all three. A very successful road trip it would be.