Per the Ducks’ game last night against Arizona, here’s the projected lineup for Anaheim.
Andrew Cogliano - Ryan Kesler - Jakob Silfverberg
Nick Ritchie - Ryan Getzlaf - Ondrej Kase
Joseph Cramarossa - Rickard Rakell - Corey Perry
Logan Shaw - Nate Thompson - Jared Boll
Cam Fowler - Sami Vatanen
Hampus Lindholm - Josh Manson
Korbinian Holzer/Brandon Montour - Kevin Bieksa
Bernier was pulled last night after allowing three goals on six shots in the first period against Arizona, though mercifully (for him) he was allowed to finish the period. We should expect him to start again since Gibson unexpectedly played most of the game.
The Boston lineup:
Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - David Backes
Peter Cehlarik - David Krejci - David Pastrnak
Jimmy Hayes - Ryan Spooner - Frank Vatrano
Tim Schaller - Dominic Moore - Riley Nash
No word yet, but if Matt Beleskey slots back in, he likely assumes a wing spot on the fourth line. Spooner and Hayes have, in limited looks, played somewhat well together, so Cassidy may not want to mess with a ‘meh’ thing. If Matt takes Hayes’ spot, expect Large Jim out. There’s speculation that Beleskey’s knee injury from earlier in the season may be nagging him and affecting his play, so it’s quite possible he continues to sit.
UPDATE: Beleskey in, Schaller out.
Zdeno Chara - Brandon Carlo
Torey Krug - Adam McQuaid
Colin Miller - Kevan Miller
It’s likely Tuukka’s start tonight, since LA has been a midlevel team all season thanks largely to the heroics of Peter Budaj. Expect Dobby to go tomorrow night.