BruinsPredators: 5 from the Third

BruinsPredators: 5 from the Third

By Joe Haggerty
CSNNE.comNASHVILLE Here are five thoughts from the third period with the Bruins and Predators locked in a 3-3 tie after the first 60 minutes of play at Bridgestone Arena and headed for overtime.1)Some real danger signs with the Bruins defense when theres only one defender amid a series of onrushing Predators players in the final 10 minutes of a 3-2 hockey game on the road. David Legwand scored a game-tying goal after two great saves by Tuukka Rask, and then the young Bs netminder threw his stick high in the air in frustration after Nashville potted the goal. Very milk crate-esque from Tuukka.2)Its too bad the Bruins allowed the game-tying strike because the day was all set up for Patrice Cleary-Bergeron to take home the game-winner. Bergeron hadnt scored a goal since the end of February against the Vancouver Canucks, but instead hell have to settle for one of the goals that sent the game to OT.3)Frustrating third period where the Bruins dominated shots and play, but had one shift where they were caught defensively with their pants down and allowed the Predators to push them to overtime because of it.4)The Bruins are 0-for-3 on the power play and still dont look quite right on the man advantage. Its really starting to look more and more like this is going to be a chronic issue with this particular team.5)Six shots on net for Michael Ryder. Hes certainly trying to show tonight that he wants to be in the lineup, isnt he?

Beleskey, Spooner and McQuaid highlight Bruins lineup vs. Red Wings

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Beleskey, Spooner and McQuaid highlight Bruins lineup vs. Red Wings

The Bruins announced their lineup for the second preseason game on Wednesday night at home against the Detroit Red Wings, and it was slightly more veteran-laden than the youthful Boston group tapped for Monday night’s opening loss to the Blue Jackets.

Matt Beleskey, Ryan Spooner, Adam McQuaid and Dominic Moore lead the grizzled group of Bruins players readying for the exhibition tilt against their Atlantic Division rivals, and 19-year-old Zachary Senyshyn will make his preseason debut after getting fully medically cleared from appendectomy surgery a couple of weeks ago.

The 2015 first round pick has had a bit of a rough summer after bouts with mononucleosis and appendicitis forced him to miss Bruins rookie camp, but Senyshyn has quickly regained his strength and the blazing speed that's his biggest asset as a player. 

Austin Czarnik, Peter Mueller and Sean Kuraly are the only players from the opening night roster that will be in again to show their stuff against the Winged Wheels, and undoubtedly to get another long look from the Bruins coaching staff. Here is the full Black and Gold lineup for Wednesday night’s home date against the Red Wings with the untelevised exhibition game to be streamed on bruins.com

 

FORWARDS: Noel Acciari, Matt Beleskey, Anton Blidh, Austin Czarnik, Brian Ferlin, Jesse Gabrielle, Justin Hickman, Sean Kuraly, Dominic Moore, Peter Mueller, Zach Senyshyn, Ryan Spooner.

DEFENSEMEN: Linus Arnesson, Chris Casto, Matt Grzelcyk, Jeremy Lauzon, Adam McQuaid, Colin Miller.

GOALIES: Malcolm Subban, Daniel Vladar.