Canadiens vs Bruins game 5 thread

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Leading up to Game 5 Canadiens fans to Michel Therrien: Don't Murray Get Franky.


When filling in these projected lineups, I like to fill Brendan Gallagher's spot with just his surname so there's a question as to whether it's the Vancouver Giants alum or the prop comedian who is dressing for the game.

While there are some folks (mostly just Tim Wharnsby at the CBC) who believe that Carey Price needs to bounce back after his 34 save 1-0 loss in OT in Game 4, there are others who believe that He-Who-Cannot-Be-Named needs to be bounced from the line-up. I side with the latter group (surprisingly), but I'm not going to get into that aside from saying I think Therrien will again dress Mouglas Durray for Game 5. If you want that issue covered, Andrew Berkshire has done a great  and thorough job of summing the issue up here.

I know I said I wouldn't get into it, but.... if you want your brain to explode go to twitter and search Weaver and that other guy. Lots of folks defending the indefensible.

Ryan White or Brandon Prust moves into the lineup in place of a scratched Daniel Briere. Bit of a head scratcher there. I tend to lean toward Ryan White getting the nod. Briere is in despite earlier reports to the contrary and twitter blowing up like mad. Briere out, Prust in.

All reports point to the Bruins icing the same lineup as Game 4 again tonight. Dennis Seidenberg, who would be a big boost to the Bruins blueline, is skating in practice and claims he could play, but there's been no official word on his return.

Puck drop is at 7 PM
Montreal Canadiens Projected Lineup
Left Wing
Center
Right Wing
Max Pacioretty David Desharnais Brendan Gallagher
Michael Bournival Tomas Plekanec Thomas Vanek
Rene Bourque Lars Eller Brian Gionta
Travis Moen Brandon Prust Dale Weise
Left Defense
Right Defense
Andrei Markov Alexei Emelin
Josh Gorges P.K. Subban
Douglas Murray Mike Weaver
Goaltenders
Carey Price
Peter Budaj

Scratches: Francis Bouillon, Jarred Tinordi, George Parros, Ryan White, Daniel Briere

Injuries: Alex Galchenyuk (lower body)

As for the Bruins they prepare for last rites with the following lineup:

Boston Bruins Projected Lineup
Left Wing
Center
Right Wing
Milan Lucic David Krejci Jarome Iginla
Brad Marchand Patrice Bergeron Reilly Smith
Matt Fraser Carl Soderberg Loui Eriksson
Daniel Paille Gregory Campbell Shawn Thornton
Left Defense
Right Defense
Zdeno Chara Dougie Hamilton
Matt Bartkowski Johnny Boychuk
Torey Krug Kevan Miller
Goaltenders
Tuukka Rask
Chad Johnson

Scratches: Andrej Meszaros, Corey Potter, Jordan Caron

Injuries: Chris Kelly (Back injury - day-to-day), Dennis Seidenberg (Right knee surgery), Adam McQuaid (Lower body injury)

Check out the opposing side at Stanley Cup of Chowder

This game will be carried on CBC and RDS in Canada and NBCSN in the US.

You can stream the HNIC (CBC) feed here.

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