BOSTON — For the 1,000th time in his NHL profession, Patrice Bergeron will lace up his skates for the Boston Bruins.
The B’s longtime middle will be celebrating video game No. 1000 on Tuesday when the New York Islanders take a look at TD Garden.
With their acquire Sunday above the Capitals, the Bruins snapped a 3-video game shedding streak as properly as a 14-video game skid towards Washington that dated again to March 2014. Now, they’ll be tasked with beating a rough Isles workforce that arrived out of nowhere to sit atop the Metropolitan Division.
Head mentor Bruce Cassidy will do a minor bit of shuffling on the blue line, with Charlie McAvoy bumping down to the third pairing to skate together with fellow ex-Boston University Terrier Matt Grzelcyk. Brandon Carlo will skate to the correct of Zdeno Chara on the best pairing, while Torey Krug and Kevan Miller will occupy the second duo.
Danton Heinen, John Moore and Steven Kampfer will continue to be the wholesome scratches.
Tuukka Rask, who earned the franchise guide for goaltender wins with Sunday’s victory, will be in internet for the Bruins. The Islanders are predicted to counter with Robin Lehner.
Below are the projected lines and defensive pairings for Tuesday night’s Bruins-Islanders video game.
BOSTON BRUINS (28-17-7)
Brad Marchand–Patrice Bergeron–David Pastrnak
Jake DeBrusk–David Krejci–Peter Cehlarik
Joakim Nordstrom–Trent Frederic–David Backes
Sean Kuraly –Noel Acciari– Chris Wagner
Zdeno Chara–Brandon Carlo
Torey Krug–Kevan Miller
Matt Grzelcyk–Charlie McAvoy
NEW YORK RANGERS (30-15-6)
Anders Lee–Brock Nelson–Jordan Eberle
Anthony Beauvillier–Mat Barzal–Josh Bailey
Michael Dal Colle–Valtteri Filppula–Leo Komarov
Matt Martin–Casey Cizikas–Cal Clutterbuck
Nick Leddy–Johnny Boychuk
Adam Pelech–Ryan Pulock
Devon Toews–Scott Mayfield
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