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What You Need to Know: Bruins vs. Ducks

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boston – The Bruins will be getting some back-end reinforcements against the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday. Matt Guzelczyk Back in the line-up for season debut. The Blueliners missed the first four games of the season as they returned from offseason shoulder surgery.

“The pre-match skating was a little long today, so it was nice to be out there. “I haven’t played a game in a long time, so I’ll play it for a period of time at a time and start from there.”

Video: Grzelcyk Makes Season Debut vs. Ducks

Grzelcyk will no doubt help Boston’s defense step up their game after conceding seven goals in Black & Gold’s loss to the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday night. Coach Jim Montgomery said defensive flaws were present throughout the season, but were more exposed in the 7–5 setback to the Sens.

“It can’t be thrown away,” Montgomery was asked if he burned the tape from the loss. I think the keeper was really good. I don’t know if we will win the first three games.

“We were 3-0, 3-2 in Washington, 3-1 against Arizona with a 3-3 lead, and brought Florida back into the game twice. not.”

Here’s some other info you need to know ahead of the 7pm pack drop at NESN and 98.5 The Sports Hub.

Studnicka debuts

Boston will also make its season debut ahead of time. Jack Stadnica Sliding into the lineup as the center of the third line at Charlie Coyle Bump to play right wing. Trent Frederick Remains as the left wing of the third line, AJ Greer Slide down to play the right side of row 4.

“I’m very excited. I’m looking forward to it,” said Studnicka. “I’m starting to get a little insecure. I’m just trying to play my game. I’m better on my toes, in the pack, defensively, and maybe it helps me set myself apart from the offensive guys… It’s not like I played the game and made my way. I didn’t take my chances yet, so I’m staying positive and I’m very excited for tonight.”

Montgomery believes Stadnica can also play on the wing, but considering it’s the 23-year-old’s first game of the season, he wants to put him in the best possible position to succeed.

“I think he can play on the wing because he’s a smart hockey player, but this is his first game,” Montgomery said. “I want to put him in a situation where he can succeed and he is used to playing center. I hope I can.”

Boston’s bench boss dubbed Coyle a “safety net” as someone who could move up and down the lineup and play heavy minutes while being versatile enough to shift between center and wing.

“You have glue guys in your lineup,” Montgomery said. “They move the lineup up and down and he’s one of them. I believe that it will ignite the players of the world and help other players continue to grow.

“I think he’s done a great job with Trent Frederick and Greer, and we’d love to have someone else in the line-up. So there’s an opportunity for him to work with Frederick and Studd.

Video: Studnicka Makes Season Debut vs. Ducks

Opposite view

The Ducks came to town after losing three of their first four games (1-3-0). This includes his three-game streak to start the five-game Eastern Conference road trip. Troy Terry set the pace for the Ducks with three goals in his four games and he scored six, Trevor Zeglas (2-1-3), Ryan Strom (1-2-3) and Mason McTavish (0-3-0). 3) boasts all his 3 goals. Old friend Frank Butrano has scored two goals in his four games, putting him in second place for the Ducks.

bruins blue liner Hampas Lindholm After spending their first nine seasons in Anaheim, they were traded to Boston in exchange for 2022 first-round picks Urho Vaakanainen, John Moore, and second-round picks in 2023 and 2024.

“Of course it will be a special match for me,” Lindholm said. “I’m going to be out there and meet a lot of familiar faces. I’ve had many good years there. I’m so excited to be with B’s, so I’m here tonight for two.” I’m going to do my best to score points.”

VIDEO: Lindholm Talks Before Bruins vs. Ducks

wait, there’s more

  • Patrice Bergeron Although he did not participate in the morning skates, Montgomery said it was maintenance day for B’s top center man. [19:57 vs. Florida and 16:05 vs. Ottawa]I’ve consulted with a Sports Science representative who is a strength and conditioning coach, and we’re talking more team-oriented, not just individual. And like today’s morning skating he purposely went 22 minutes later on the off day I want him to fire an electron to get ready for tonight and that’s the best plan is what we thought. ”
  • Brad Marchand was fully on the morning skate, but Montgomery doesn’t think the timeline for the winger’s return in late November has changed so far. No. I’ll let you know,” Montgomery said of the timeline change. .”
  • Charlie McAvoy I skated with the team wearing maroon contactless jerseys.
  • After making his debut for the Bruins on Tuesday night, Anton Stralman He continues to deal with visa issues and will remain in Ottawa as he will not face the Ducks. “He’s tied up to expedite that visa,” Montgomery said. “So hopefully he’ll be flying back this afternoon, but he’s not scheduled to play with him tonight.”
  • Jakub Lauko When Craig Smith It will be a healthy wound forward.

Video: Montgomery Talks Before Bruins vs. Ducks

Expected line-up for Thursday


Pavel Zacha – Patrice Bergeron – Jake Debrasque

taylor hallDavid CraigDavid Pastanak

Trent Frederick – Jack Stadnica – Charlie Coyle

Nick FolignoThomas Nosek – AJ Greer


Humphas Lindholm – Mike Riley

Matt GuzelczykJakub Zuboril

Derek ForboatConnor Clifton


Linus Urmark

Jeremy Swayman

VIDEO: Bruins to Host Anaheim Ducks on Thursday