Don’t Care Bears: Blackhawks vs. Boston Bruins Preview

October 13, 2011

8:30 PM ET/7:30 PM CT

NHL Network USA, NESN, WGN

Chicago Blackhawks
Record: 2-1-0
Points: 4
Western Conference Standing: 5th
Central Division Standing: 2nd

vs.

Boston Bruins
Record: 1-3-0
Points: 2
Eastern Conference Standing: 13th
Northeast Division Standing: 4th

The Enemy’s Aerys Sports Site: NONE

Just imagine Chara and Tim Thomas singing this song together. You’re welcome for the broken brain.

This is going to be the only time the Blackhawks and the Bruins meet this year. It’s kind of a big deal since it’s the 2010 Stanley Cup champions meeting the 2011 Stanley Cup champions. I don’t know — maybe you’ve been told. Unlike the Care Bears, though, I’m not sure the Bruins have the energy to care a lot (see what I did there?). The Stanley Cup hangover is a real thing, folks, and right now, the Bruins are in the middle of attempting to recover from it. Have fun with that.

Meanwhile, the Blackhawks have won their past two games. Sure, they were against the Dallas Stars and the Winnipeg Jets, but you take these wins where you can get them early on.

All I know is that the Bruins should never have to pay for a drink in Chicago this weekend because of the way they dispatched the Vancouver Canucks in the Stanley Cup Finals. Let us welcome our brothers in Vancouver hatred warmly — before beating them, of course.

Previous Game

Chicago won against Winnipeg 4-3 on Thursday.

Boston lost against Carolina 3-2 on Wednesday.

Injury Report

CHI: Forward Ben Smith (concussion) and Viktor Stalberg (leg) are close to returning to the team. (nhl.com)

BOS: Forward David Krejci (abdominal) is out, and defenseman Adam McQuaid (head) is questionable for tonight. (nhl.com)

Quoted

Daniel Carcillo, CHI: “My game is the same every night. Getting in on the forecheck, making hits, getting on the puck and going to the net.” (nhl.com)

Claude Julien, BOS: “If a tough opponent is what you need to get the best out of a lot of us, then hopefully that’s the case and we play a little more like the team that we can be.”  (CSNNE.com, via nhl.com)

Stats

STATS
3 GP 4
2 W 1
1 L 3
0 OT 0
4 P 2
0.667 P% 0.250
3.33 G/G 1.75
2.33 GA/A 1.75
14.3 PP% 5.9
88.9 PK% 87.5
33.7 S/G 30.8
28.0 SA/G 31.2
56.3 FO% 55.6
DATE VIS/HOME FINAL
MAR 29, 2011 CHI @ BOS BOS, 3-0
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