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Bruins vs. Flyers: The Lines are Out!

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Not a lot of ch-ch-ch-ch-CHANGES from last game. Let's Dance!

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With an optional skate for both squads this morning, we're going off of yesterday's practice lines. It looks like there could be a little shuffling for the Bruins before the next game. With the offense in a little bit of a lull, Claude has seemingly bumped big man Jimmy Hayes to the top line with Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron. David Pastrnak has taken Hayes' spot next to Vatrano and Kemppainen on the 3rd line, which gives the that line some major speed and firepower on the wing. Not sure what it means for Brett Connolly, though...

The fourth line is sticking with the grinding combo from Monday's game that actually produced some good chances. Which ultimately means that Zac Rinaldo will have a homecoming game at the Wells Fargo Center.

With Adam McQuaid still out, and Joe Morrow still being the 7th man being the unscratchable Kimmy Schmidt Kevan Miller, the D pairs are largely the same as they were at the end of the game on Monday night. Tuukka Rask is also likely to start in net once again.

LW C RW
Brad Marchand
Brad Marchand
Patrice Bergeron
Patrice Bergeron
Jimmy Hayes
Jimmy Hayes
Matt Beleskey
Matt Beleskey
Ryan Spooner
Ryan Spooner
Loui Eriksson
Loui Eriksson
Frank Vatrano
Frank Vatrano
Joonas Kemppainen
Joonas Kemppainen
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David Pastrnak
Zac Rinaldo
Zac Rinaldo
Max Talbot
Max Talbot
Landon Ferraro
Landon Ferraro
Defensive Pairings
Zdeno Chara
Zdeno Chara
Zach Trotman
Zach Trotman
Dennis Seidenberg
Dennis Seidenberg
Colin Miller
Colin Miller
Torey Krug
Torey Krug
Kevan Miller
Kevan Miller
Goalies
Tuukka Rask
Tuukka Rask

The Flyers have announced an update within their lineup yesterday, with a lower-body injury to defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere, who ain't Goingtobehere tonight. It's day-to-day, so I feel less bad about poking fun at his name, okay? In his place, Philly will be giving Brandon Manning another shot on the 3rd pair, who played his first game in three weeks on Saturday. So now we can all root for another Manning to make costly mistakes.

The foundation of the Flyers' lineup is unchanged though, with recent birthday boy Claude Giroux on the top line, and defensive ironman Nick Schultz playing in his 1,000th career NHL game. Schultz has never missed more than 13 games in any given season since his rookie year in 2002-03.

No official word has been given on who's in net for the Flyers, but Steve Mason talked about it being a big game, so I'm guessing him? The world may never know.

LW C RW
Jakub Voracek
Jakub Voracek
Claude Giroux
Claude Giroux
Wayne Simmonds
Wayne Simmonds
Michael Raffl
Michael Raffl
Sean Couturier
Sean Couturier
Brayden Schenn
Brayden Schenn
Chris VandeVelde
Chris VandeVelde
Pierre-Édouard Bellemare
Pierre-Édouard Bellemare
Ryan White
Ryan White
Matt Read
Matt Read
Scott Laughton
Scott Laughton
R.J. Umberger
R.J. Umberger
Defensive Pairings
Michael Del Zotto
Michael Del Zotto
Radko Gudas
Radko Gudas
Nick Schultz
Nick Schultz
Mark Streit
Mark Streit
Yevgeni Medvedev
Yevgeni Medvedev
Brandon Manning
Brandon Manning
Goalies
Steve Mason
Steve Mason
Michal Neuvirth
Michal Neuvirth