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Projected Lines - Bruins @ Blue Jackets

Will the Bruins’ forwards spark an offensive outburst and ruin Columbus’ holiday week?

NHL: Boston Bruins at Carolina Hurricanes
Calling Top Forwards. Repeat. Calling Top Forwards.
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Per morning skate rushes, here’s a look at the Bruins lines and defensive pairings for tonight’s game in Columbus... vs. Columbus.


Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - David Pastrnak

Ryan Spooner - David Krejci - David Backes
Tim Schaller rotates with Spooner here.

Frank Vatrano - Austin Czarnik - Riley Nash

Anton Blidh - Dominic Moore - Jimmy Hayes
Noel Acciari rotates with Hayes here.

Defense Pairings

Zdeno Chara - Brandon Carlo

Torey Krug - Adam McQuaid

Colin Miller - Kevan Miller

Joe Morrow is still the odd man out, though he had a partner today!
John-Michael Liles skated with him as the 4th pairing option.


Expect to see Tuukka Rask, after a few days’ rest and against the hottest team in the league.

For the Columbus Blue Jackets, here’s our best guess - a repeat of last week’s game vs. Montreal.


Brandon Saad - Alexander Wennberg - Nick Foligno

Boone Jenner - Brandon Dubinsky - Cam Atkinson

Scott Hartnell - William Karlsson - Josh Anderson

Matt Calvert - Lukas Sedlak - Sam Gagner


Zach Werenski - Seth Jones

Jack Johnson - David Savard

Markus Nutivaara - Ryan Murray


Sergei Bobrovsky was first off the ice at Columbus’ morning skate, so expect him to draw the start tonight.