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Game #34: Flames at Bruins Game Thread

The Flames face Jarome Iginla and the Boston Bruins for the second time in the span of a week.

Derek Leung


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Tuesday, Dec 17, 2013, 5:00 PM MST
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After losing 2-1 to the Bruins in Jarome Iginla's return to the Saddledome last Tuesday, the Flames meet them again on home turf tonight.

It was an interesting week for the Bruins, with Shawn Thornton being suspended for 15 games and subsequently deciding to appeal said suspension, Brad Marchand's actions in Saturday night's 6-2 loss to the Vancouver Canucks as well as Milan Lucic's comments about his hometown--the Bs have been the centre of attention for all the wrong reasons.

Aside from Saturday's loss to the Canucks, any off-ice goings on involving the Bruins don't seem to have impacted their performance on the ice. Boston is still 7-3-0 in their past 10 games and have lost in regulation just three times on home ice this season.

Despite injuring his finger in a fight with Ryan Kesler on Saturday night, Iginla will play tonight against his formed team. The injury looked pretty nasty at the time, but true to form, Iggy returned to the game after having his dislocated finger set back into place. Yuck.

Mike Cammalleri is sick and unlikely to play tonight while Bob Hartley has decided to scratch Lee Stempniak, one of his best forwards and best penalty killers, for some reason. Oh yeah, and Reto Berra is getting the start tonight.

Here are the rest of the projected lines and pairings for tonight's game:

Bruins:

Lucic-Krejci-Iginla

Marchand-Bergeron-Smith

Soderberg-Spooner-Fraser

Caron-Campbell-Johnson

Chara-Boychuk

Seidenberg-Krug

Bartkowski-Miller

Rask

Flames:

Galiardi Stempniak-Stajan-D. Jones

Glencross-Monahan-Hudler

Byron-Backlund-B. Jones

Bouma-Colborne-McGrattan

Russell-Brodie

Giordano-Smid

Butler-O'Brien

Berra

Go Flames!