Tonight the Bruins and Flyers are the two teams that officially open the regular season. Following the game, on the west coast, the Stanley Cup Champion Kings, lift their banner to the rafters against the Sharks. All of the action will be carried on NBCsports.
David Krejci will start the season on the sidelines with an undisclosed injury as will Greg Campbell and Anthony Camara.
David Pastrnak will have a professional try out with the Providence Bruins. It can last up to 9 games before a decision must be made to return him to Sweden or start his eligibility contract this year.
There are 23 roster spots on opening day and surprisingly three of those spots will be goaltenders. Tuukka Rask, Niklas Svedberg and Malcolm Subban. Expect Subban to be quickly shuffled back to Providence after the game.
On defense, will be 7 of 23 spots. Matt Bartkowski, Zdeno Chara, Doug Hamilton, Torey Krug, Adam McQuaid, Kevan Miller and Dennis Seidenberg. Expect Kevan Miller to sit out tonight.
The forwards will have 13 of 23 spots. I expect to see Milan Lucic, Ryan Spooner and Matt Fraser as a line. Brad Marchand, Patrice Bergeron and Reilly Smith as a line. Jordan Caron, Carl Soderberg and Loui Eriksson as a line. Leaving Dan Paille, Chris Kelly and Bobby Robins. Craig Cunningham will take a seat tonight.
I wish the Team the best of luck and good health for tonight and the season. Let's get it done!
The Madness has arrived, let's slip into insanity!
Until Next Time!