In honour of Shawn Thornton's 100th career playoff game, the Bell Centre has a water bottle giveaway promotion to the first 2,820 and a half fans who come through the doors tonight.
Boston is expected to return to Montreal with the same lineup as Saturday night. The only possible changes would be on defense at this point, Bartkowski or Meszaros (a question akin to RC Cola or Big 8). Dennis Seidenberg has been cleared for light contact in practice. We will not be seeing him in tonight's game. The odds are also low that we will see him in game 7. Aside from defense, I don't expect the Bruins lineup to change very much. No matter how many wacky combinations Julien unveils at practice.
The Canadiens' lineup on the other hand...
Let's get it out of the way to anyone asking, Galchenyuk is not ready. He's still skating alone.
Reports from the Habs optional morning skate seem to indicate that Nathan Beaulieu might be dressing tonight:
Voici les joueurs qui font du temps supplémentaire: Thinordi-Parros-Moen-Bouillon-Murray-White. #canadiens— Renaud Lavoie (@renlavoietva) May 12, 2014
Basically the rule of thumb is that the players who are left on the ice at the end of a game day skate are the ones not dressing tonight. What we can infer from the Lavoie's tweet is that Beaulieu, Prust, and Briere will all dress. However, this is not set in stone and could be totally incorrect.
I'll keep updating the lineup as I hear more. UPDATE: Nathan Beaulieu is playing tonight.
I challenge all Murray haters to respond to the logic of this tweet:
Markov & Emelin both -5; Weaver +5 & Murray -1. Just sayin.— Brian Bastarache (@Dommel9) May 12, 2014
Clearly you can't.
Puck drop is at 7:30 PM
|Max Pacioretty||David Desharnais||Brendan Gallagher|
|Michael Bournival||Tomas Plekanec||Thomas Vanek|
|Rene Bourque||Lars Eller||Brian Gionta|
|Brandon Prust||Daniel Briere||Dale Weise|
|Andrei Markov||Alexei Emelin|
|Josh Gorges||P.K. Subban|
|Nathan Beaulieu||Mike Weaver|
Scratches: Francis Bouillon, Jarred Tinordi, George Parros, Ryan White, Travis Moen, Douglas Murray
Injuries: Alex Galchenyuk (lower body)
As for the Bruins they prepare for last rites with the following lineup:
|Milan Lucic||David Krejci||Jarome Iginla|
|Brad Marchand||Patrice Bergeron||Reilly Smith|
|Matt Fraser||Carl Soderberg||Loui Eriksson|
|Daniel Paille||Gregory Campbell||Shawn Thornton|
|Zdeno Chara||Dougie Hamilton|
|Matt Bartkowski||Johnny Boychuk|
|Torey Krug||Kevan Miller|
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.