Only 4 more day to the Winter Classic! Which means only 3 days for Ty Conklin to get a trade to Philly or Boston to continue his streak of Winter Classics...

Enemy blog: Check out Something's Bruin

This is the second game of the back to back that the Bruins will play on the road during their quick road trip to Florida. The Bruins (19-11-7) beat the Panthers last night 2-1, from the recap I saw, it looked like the Panthers just ran out of gas during the game. Thomas played last night in net for the Bruins, so the Lightning may see Tuukka Rask tonight.

This is the second meeting between Boston and Tampa, the first one was back in Boston on December 2nd with the Bolts taking the loss. The lineup looks much the same as the last game against the Thrashers. Helenius has been sent down back to Norfolk, so expect Niitymaki back, no word yet if he is the starter.

The games on deck for the WJC today is: Canada v. Switzerland and Finland v. Russia

Line-up Notes:

  • Matt Walker is out with a lower body injury (day-to-day)
  • Jeff Halpern and Todd Fedoruk are both out with a lower body injury (two weeks)

Game time: 7:30pm ET on SUN (HD)

For an interesting take on the game, I'd suggest watching NESN for tonight's game if you can get it. From what I've found, they're a pretty good broadcast that assumes you know something about hockey so they don't explain all details like it's Hockey 101.