Predators @ Boston Bruins (Game 56): Preview

The Nashville Predators go to Boston to take on the reigning Stanley Cup champions, Bruins in a Matinee. The Nashville Predators’ record this season is 32-18-5 and is ranked 5th in the Western Conference. The Boston Bruins’ record this season is 33-17-2 and is ranked 2nd in the Eastern Confrerence. Puck drops at 12:08 PM CT!

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Season Series
This is the first and only time these two teams will meet each other in the 2011-2012 Regular Season.

TV/Radio Coverage
Coverage in Nashville: FS-TN and 102.5 The Game

Coverage in Boston: NESN and 98.5 The Sports Hub

Line Up News
Projected Starting Goalies:

Name W L OT GAA Save %
#39 Anders Lindback 2 6 0 2.41 .923
#40 Tuukka Rask 11 7 2 2.01 .932

Projected Predators’ Scratches: #23 W Brian McGratton (Upper Body), #38 D Jack Hillen and #24 W Matt Halischuk

Projected Bruins’ Scratches: #18 W Nathan Horton (Concussion) and #47 D Steven Kampfer

How To Beat The Goalie
The projected starting goalie is Tuukka Rask. He is known for being one of the best back-up goalies in the NHL. Well, I am going to tell you, how the Nashville Predators are going to try to beat him. 

Tuukka Rask is a very wild goaltender. When I mean wild, he over-commits, is aggressive, and goes to his last resort a little too early. So, to beat a goalie like Rask, the Predators will try to make a small move to get Rask to commit. Then, pass back door to a guaranteed wide-open net.

Bruins Players To Watch 

Name Goals Assists
#19 C Tyler Seguin 20 24
#17 W Milan Lucic 19 21
#63 W Brad Marchand 19 19