Game 5 on the season is Dale Weise's last game ever and Simon Gagne's second game back. Oh an it's also the home opener at the Bell Centre, but who gives a toss, right?
This is possibly the first must-see match-up of the 2014-15 season. Sure a season opener against the Leafs was fun, but was anyone clamouring to see how Weise would match up against Daniel Winnik? Habs and Bruins fans have been talking about this game for months. With the Habs looking to prove that they're more a team that started the season 3-0 on the road than a team that lost 7-1 to Stamkos and Hedman and the Bruins looking to prove that they're not as bad as they seem, this game just enhances what is already one of the best rivalries in sport.
Bruins are going through some fluctuations at the moment. Simon Gagne has been added to enhance the bottom six and he looked solid against Detroit after over a year layoff. Seth Griffith has seen time on the top line and hasn't seem entirely out of place. If he can click with Lucic and Krejci, it'll plug up a big hole for the B's. Gregory Campbell will replace Ryan Spooner in the lineup for the Bruins because that's s-m-r-t.
One change for the Habs is that Beaulieu will come out of the lineup and a presumably healthy Alexei Emelin will come in. This is good timing for Emelin because he can now say hi to his playoff pal, Milan Lucic.
UPDATE: Looks like Dale Weise lives to skate another day as Travis Moen skates on the fourth line according to John Lu:
Puck drop is at 7:30PM ET. It will be carried on Sportsnet 360 (Canada), RDS (French - Habs Region), NHL Network (USA! USA!), NESN (Beantown)
|Max Pacioretty||David Desharnais||Brendan Gallagher|
|Alex Galchenyuk||Tomas Plekanec||Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau|
|Rene Bourque||Lars Eller||Jiri Sekac|
|Brandon Prust||Manny Malhotra||Travis Moen|
|Jarred Tinordi||Mike Weaver|
Scratches: Dale Weise, Nathan Beaulieu
As for the Boston Bruins, they'll have their say with:
|Milan Lucic||David Krejci||Seth Griffith|
|Reilly Smith||Patrice Bergeron||Brad Marchand|
|Loui Eriksson||Chris Kelly||Carl Soderberg|
|Daniel Paille||Gregory Campbell||Simon Gagne|
|Zdeno Chara||Dougie Hamilton|
|Adam McQuaid||Dennis Seidenberg|
|Torey Krug||Kevan Miller|
Scratched: Matt Fraser, Matt Bartkowski, Ryan Spooner
Injured: Marc Savard, Anthony Camara
Check out the opposing side at Stanley Cup of Chowder