UPDATE: There was some initial confusion over the start time, but it indeed will get underway at 7pm - NOT 7:30. Check back with us at that earlier time for links to the game and chat.
The B's will be reportedly rolling out the heavy artillery for this one, a game which will include the Garden dual-premiers of second-overall 2010 draft choice Tyler Seguin and former Cat Nathan Horton. Gregory Campbell is expected to center the fourth line. One player Boston is unlikely to see for quite some time is injured forward Marc Savard; after a dreary summer of trade rumors and a looming threat of the league voiding his contract, he remains inundated with post-concussion issues. Other sources:
- Be sure to check in with our pals at Stanley Cup of Chowder for their take on this evening.
- NESN wants to know how many goals Horton will score for the Broons this year. No, 2.8 million is not an option.
The Panthers will be going with a lineup similar to that of Tuesday night's roster in Raleigh, which produced a 4-1 victory over a very young Hurricanes squad. D Erik Gudbranson - that game's First Star behind a two point (1g) effort - gets yet another opportunity to go all Kulikov on Florida's coaching staff. There have got to be a few solid NHL-caliber defenseman - under contract - in camp who are beginning to sweat. The roster:
F: Rostislav Olesz - Michael Santorelli - Steve Bernier
Cory Stillman - Steven Reinprecht - Radek Dvorak
Kenndal McArdle - Scott Timmins - Michael Grabner
Triston Grant - Marty Reasoner - Byron Bitz
D: Jason Garrison - Gudbranson
Keaton Ellerby - Mike Weaver
Nathan Paetsch - Joe Callahan
G: Scott Clemmensen - Jacob Markstrom (and behold Marky's mask)
Stop by around 7pm when we'll post up any links to video/radio broadcasts, and join us at On Frozen Pond once more for another spirited live chat throughout the game.