Caron, Mottau scratched for Bruins


Caron, Mottau scratched for Bruins

BOSTON -- As expected, Tim Thomas and Braden Holtby were the first goaltenders onto the ice for the Bruins and Capitals, respectively. It appears that Jordan Caron and Mike Mottau will be the healthy scratches for the Bruins to open things up, and the Capitals will scratch Mike Knuble, Cody Eakin and Dmitry Orlov while going with Jay Beagle after he skipped the morning skate.

Heres an interesting tidbit: in each of the previous two playoff series between the two teams, the winner of the series has advanced to the Stanley Cup Finals; the Bruins in 1990 when they were beaten by the Edmonton Oilers and the Capitals in 1998 when they lost to the Wings in Detroits second of back-to-back Cup championships.

Here is the projected Bruins lineup for tonight:




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BOSTON SPORTS TONIGHT PODCAST: How does the Chris Paul trade affect the Celtics?

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0:41 - Tom Curran, Tom Giles, and Kayce Smith discuss the Rockets acquiring Chris Paul and how that trade can actually have an affect on the Celtics plans.

5:06 - Ian Thomsen joins BST to talk about if the Celtics are the front runners for Paul George, what would be too much to give up to the Pacers, and why it’s important to sign Hayward before trading for George.

11:21 - Evan Drellich joins from Fenway Park to discuss Rick Porcello getting his 10th loss of the season and if the struggling offense might be a season-long problem. 

14:58 - Tom Curran and Kayce Smith give their thoughts on Nate Burleson saying that Julian Edelman is the most under-appreciated receiver in the last 10 years.