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Bruins to face record-breaking Scrivens, former teammate Ference

Feb 1, 2014, 11:38 AM EDT

Edmonton Oilers Ryan Smyth (94), Philip Larsen (36) and goalie Ben Scrivens (30) celebrate the win over the San Jose Sharks during NHL hockey action in Edmonton, Alberta, on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson) AP

After breaking an NHL record with his 59-save shutout on Wednesday, what will Edmonton goaltender Ben Scrivens do for an encore this afternoon against Boston?

Oilers coach Dallas Eakins doubtlessly hopes that it won’t involve having to stop another 59 shots. Wednesday’s shutout was the team’s third straight win, but Eakins would like to see his squad help out their netminder significantly more this time around.

Edmonton captain Andrew Ference should certainly help in that regard. He’s missed three straight contests due to a head injury, but he’s good to face his former teammates today.

Ference won the Stanley Cup with the Bruins and while he’s already played against them once this season, this will be his first game in Boston since signing with the Oilers over the summer.

“It will be nice to see him back in the Garden and I know he’s going to probably get a couple claps for him and it’s well-deserved,” his former defensive partner, Johnny Boychuk, told the Bruins’ website.

The game will start at 1:00 p.m. ET. Boston will be attempting to rebound from a 4-1 loss to Montreal in order to build some breathing room between them and the rest of the Atlantic Division before the Olympic break.

  1. nothanksimdriving123 - Feb 1, 2014 at 3:07 PM

    Well you had to figure Scrivens couldn’t keep it going forever, and now the dam has burst wide open. Seven minutes into the 3rd period and he’s allowed 2 goals. He’s probably so shaky due to lack of work today, as he’s faced fewer than 30 shots so far.

    • ray2013 - Feb 2, 2014 at 4:32 AM

      If this was Dubnyk, it would have been the first period.

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