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Exhibition #5: Bruins @ Blue Jackets

Boston heads to Ohio.

Tuesday, 09.22.2009 / 10:16 AM ET / Bish's Blog
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Exhibition #5: Bruins @ Blue Jackets
7:53 p.m.
Hey, word amongst the B's contingent here in Columbus is that the box office has released a few hundred tickets for Bruins opening night. Click on the tickets drop down to purchase. Good luck -- I was also told they are going very fast.

6:52 p.m.
Okay. Let's go over to the live blog.

6:48 p.m.
The Blue Jackets are:
Hejda, Russell, Blunden, Dorsett, Murray, Picard, MacKenzie, Pahlsson, Filatov, Boll, Liffiton, Mayorov, Clitsome, Jonathan Sigalet, Moore, Vermette, Legein, Calvert, Lynch, Voracek, Mason and Garon.

6:38 p.m.
The Bruins lines...

Lucic-Savard-Wheeler
Recchi-Bergeron-Kobasew
Sobotka-Hamill-Larman
Lefebvre-Whitfield-Thornton
Stuart-Boychuk
Fata-Morris
Wozniewski-Ference
Sabourin
Rask

6:26 p.m.
Hello from Columbus.
Hopefully you have been following our progress via @NHLBruins on Twitter.

As this is the first of four games in five days, my partner in crime -- Jonny Golib video producer for bostonbruinsTV.com -- treated ourselves to a nice meal from Potbellies!

Outstanding sandwiches, for sure, but we've returned to find the B's taking the ice in front of friends and family. Man, is it quiet.

Spotted from the press box -- a Providence Bruins jersey.

11:44 a.m.
B's Columbus Bound

I asked Boston Bruins head coach Claude Julien what he hopes to get out of this evening's tilt with the Columbus Blue Jackets.

"It's probably more of a chance for us to evaluate some players," said Julien after this morning's practice for tonight's game players.

Tonight's game against the Blue Jackets puts the B's on the other side of the hill as the club works through it's final four games of the preseason.

"I think it's starting to come around," said Julien of the Bruins regular season readiness. "The new guys are getting used to how we want to play and at the same time I think the fact that everybody had a day off at one point in the last two days [makes us] a lot fresher out there."

That was indeed evidenced by the up-tempo performance of the squad that faced the Canadiens on Sunday night and also by the timbre of this morning's practice.

Sabourin's Turn
Julien was also asked about the race for the spot next to Tim Thomas in the locker room. However, the B's bench boss was unwilling to speculate on his final decision concerning the second goaltending spot.

But he did say a resolution may be coming.

"Tuukka [Rask] has played two excellent games," said Julien. "Sabourin played the one good game in Toronto, and he gets a chance to play tonight.

"We'll probably get closer to that decision after tonight."

10:29 a.m.
It sounds goofy, but it looks like the B's are ready to play. Marc Savard, Blake Wheeler and Milan Lucic are flying out there...

10:18 a.m.

Good morning. Here's the lineup versus Columbus:
Bergeron, Boychuk, Fata, Ference, Hamill, Kobasew, Larman, Lefebvre, Lucic,
Morris, Rask, Recchi, Sabourin, Savard, Sobotka, Stuart, Thornton, Wheeler,
Whitfield, and Wozniewski.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
2 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
3 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
4 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
5 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
6 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
7 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
8 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

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2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
P. Bergeron 80 32 36 12 68
L. Eriksson 82 30 33 13 63
D. Krejci 72 17 46 4 63
B. Marchand 77 37 24 21 61
R. Spooner 80 13 36 -9 49
T. Krug 81 4 40 9 44
M. Beleskey 80 15 22 6 37
Z. Chara 80 9 28 12 37
J. Hayes 75 13 16 -12 29
D. Pastrnak 51 15 11 3 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
T. Rask 31 22 8 .915 2.56
J. Gustavsson 11 9 1 .908 2.72
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