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10-18-2003, 04:51 AM
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Boston Bruins @ LA Kings GDT

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Leading Scorer
Boston- Brian Rolston & Joe Thornton (3 Pts)
LA- Zigmund Palffy (7 pts)

Probable Goaltending Matchup
Felix Potvin (0-1-1, 4.00 GAA, 87.3%) vs. Roman Checmanek (2-1-1, 2.68 GAA, 90.9%)

Special Teams
Boston- (PP 26th in NHL), (PK 28th in NHL)
LA- (PP 11th in NHL), (PK 30th in NHL)

Key Injuries
Boston- Jonathan Girard
LA- Jason Allison, Adam Deadmarsh, Aaron Miller, Mattias Norstrom

Notes

-Felix the Cat Potvin returns to Staples, where he enjoyed a fair amount of success in a Kings uniform, including a 2001 playoff upset of the Red Wings.

-The Bruins are coming off a 2-0 win at Dallas.

-The Kings will be looking for their 4th win in a row, after losing their opener at Detroit. And are coming off an impressive come from behind win over the Senators.

-2 time 40 goal man Glen Murray will look for his first goal of the season against the team he spent parts of 6 seasons with.

-Ziggy Palffy of the Kings currently leads the NHL in scoring with 7 pts in 4 games.

- The Kings have the worst PK in the NHL, while the Bruins have the 28th ranked PK unit. Look for alot of PP goals in this one.


Personal Prediction

LA 4 (Palffy 2, Brown, Stumpel)
BOS 2 (Thornton, Green)

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10-18-2003, 04:56 AM
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Kings are on a win streak...and as herby said in the other thread, glove side on potvin ziggy. I think the kings will take it and pin the bruins in their zone for much of the game...2-1 Kings...potvin will be solid but will be outdueled by roman.

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10-18-2003, 05:06 AM
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My biggest concerns tonight are staying out the box and containing Boston's big line, if you can hold them to less than 2 goals you have a decent chance of winning.

As far as matching up against Thornton, no idea which D pair will be used. No way can Modry-Visnovsky handle him. And Corvo-Strbak I don't like much either. I guess it will be up to Gleason and Holland, along with the Belanger line to try and contain Big Joe.

Judging by the teams PK stats, both will want to stay out of the box.

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10-18-2003, 06:12 AM
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With all the injuries to the Kings, namely Norstrom, who is going to stop Joe's line..... 4 - 3 Bruins.

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With all the injuries to the Kings, namely Norstrom, who is going to stop Joe's line..... 4 - 3 Bruins.
If you can beat Ottawa with far more offense than Boston then why would it be impossible to stop Joe's line ?

3-1 Kings.

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10-18-2003, 06:22 AM
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The Bruins number one line from last year is being reunited tonight. Knuble - Thronton - Murray.

Whoever the Kings use as a pairing against them better have some size.

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10-18-2003, 06:32 AM
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If you can beat Ottawa with far more offense than Boston then why would it be impossible to stop Joe's line ?

3-1 Kings.
Ottawa didn't bring its A game against the Kings. While it was a good game for the Kings, I can't see them beating the Bruins with the d-core that they have on the ice.

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10-18-2003, 06:39 AM
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Ottawa didn't bring its A game against the Kings. While it was a good game for the Kings, I can't see them beating the Bruins with the d-core that they have on the ice.
That D-core has yet to allow more than 3 goals, and the games they gave up 3 goals were to a couple of world class teams.

The Kings play a defensively responsivle system and outwork their opponents, thats how they win games.

Modry-Visnovsky
Holland-Gleason
Strbak-Corvo

It's not the Wings but they have filled in very very well, considering the Kings are without 2 premier defensive stoppers. The only area we are really Miller and Norstrom is on the PK, in years past thats been a strength for the Kings, this year we're dead last.

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we haven't had any news on whether or not Nostrom will be back in the lineup tonight.

talk about who's gonna stop boston's big line... what are boston gonna do about containing ziggy's insanity? i'm tired of the poop about ottawa not bringing their a game... neither did we for that matter... our 4 best players (arguably) have been out of the line-up.

Dustin Brown will get what should be his second goal tonight...

kings win 4-2!

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Ziggy Palffy strains an eyelash in this one when Hal Gill looks at him the wrong way. Palffy is out for 4-6 months with emergency surgery.

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Ottawa had plenty of time to prepare against the Kings. They were in town 2 days before the game vs. LA and had great practices from what I've read on NHL.com. I'm tired of hearing the "Oh, Ottawa didn't bring their best game against the Kings" or "Lalime was not playing"... well Jason Allison and Adam Deadmarsh weren't playing either. Neither were Matty Norstrom or Aaron Miller.

I predict a good game tonight. I think the Kings can win this one... I'll say 4-3 with goals from Dustin Brown, Ziggy Palffy, Luc Robitaille, and Lubomir Visnovsky. Go Kings!

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I think this is going to be a good game and Thorton is going to go off. Palffy is going to be charged as he looked awsome in practice. The bad blood between him and Me First Murray will fuel him to a good game. I like both teams and IF IF IF Felix shows up it could be a classic early season battel.

My shot is that it will be a 3-3 tie with Brown actually being allowed to have a goal count for his first of many in this league. Unless Felix has one of his "off nights". Then I would say that it will be Kings 5 Bruins 3.

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Does anyone know if Potvin is even starting tonight? Raycroft has played the last two games and has only given up one goal.

I would never start a goalie against the team he played for last year. Sure he has lots to prove, and he will be motivated, but after practicing against him for the whole year, the experience will let the shooters get a good idea of his characteristics. The opposite could be said also, but it comes down to:

Is it easier for a forward to change where he shoots
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Is it easier for a goalie to change his technique.

If Potvin is starting, I'd give the edge to L.A. Potvin will have to actually leave the crease and cut down on the angles more. He can't play back in the net tonight...

I bet Potvin gets the start, but it would be hard to bench a goalie after a shut out.

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The Kings just have to remember, high glove side.

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Bos 2 Knuble, Samsonov
L.A 4 Luc(2), Klatt

en goal by Belanger

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3-0.... Boston ummm, you might wanna stay outta the box...


As that old Southwest Air commercial used to say....

"Thank You Detroit... we love you!!!!"

2 more goals for LUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUC!!

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it seems like the bruins are stuck in 2nd gear. maybe they're abit tired form this roadtrip.

anyways, kings are rolling all 4 lines through with speed to the offensive zone.

zizka just scares me when he's out on defense...

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zizka just scares me when he's out on defense...
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2 pretty dangerous hits by Boynton and Green on Frolov and Brown. Thankfully both got up ok.

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This is definetly one of those games where youd want Brennan in the lineup...

Potvin had a gorgeous save on Robitaille. Absolute robbery.

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boston won that period. goal by mccarthy...3-1 kings still lead...

i'd expect the kings to turn it up a notch in the 3rd...

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Zizka is completely undecisive with the puck... he's soft, soft on the puck and really has no business being out there.

Get well soon Matty!!!

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Damn I like to know where travis green take his acting lessons... He must have drawn at least 2 or 3 penalties.

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