Montreal "analytic fans" had their defensive prayers answered in Game 6 and Therrien responded by dressing Beaulieu. Beaulieu had an awful game and left Habs fans clamouring for the return of Douglas Murray - oh sorry this isn't Mitch Melnick's fan fiction.
The Beaulieu-Weaver pairing had a positive impact on Game 6 and there's no reason to see any lineup changes for Therrien's Habs tonight. I'm pretty sure fans would rather live and die with the future, than have a cinderblock on the back end.
Twitter seems to be a flutter with talk of Seidenberg dressing tonight. Claude Julien said, "I would be surprised" when asked if Seidenberg will be inserted into Game 7's lineup, but twitter still seems to be blowing up with fans praying for Seidenberg to dress. Maybe Joe Haggerty can write that fan fic.
What are your predictions for tonight's goal scorers? Who's due? Who's gonna be poking the bear?
Puck drop is at 7 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.