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Bruins at Kings: Projected Lines

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Check out the potential lineups for tonight’s game in Los Angeles. Which is of course, German for “hockey city”.

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Here’s a look at LA’s lineup, according to Daily Faceoff:

Forwards

Dwight King - Anze Kopitar - Tyler Toffoli

Tanner Pearson - Jeff Carter - Dustin Brown

Adrian Kempe - Nic Dowd - Kyle Clifford

Marian Gaborik - Nick Shore - Trevor Lewis

Defense

Derek Forbort - Drew Doughty

Jake Muzzin - Alec Martinez

Brayden McNabb - Kevin Gravel

Goalies

Peter Budaj

Jeff Zatkoff

With Jonathan Quick still on the shelf, Budaj has kept LA alive this season. Zatkoff was just put on waivers and Budaj played two nights ago, so we just might see the Waivermen in net, assuming Khudobin starts for the B’s.

Bruins Lineup

With some shuffling during last night’s loss, let’s assume that Cassidy returns to his original setup to start this one. It’s anybody’s guess as to what the third-period combinations will look like.

Forwards

Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - David Backes

Peter Cehlarik - David Krejci - David Pastrnak

Jimmy Hayes - Ryan Spooner - Frank Vatrano

Matt Beleskey - Dominic Moore - Riley Nash

Beleskey should stay in, at least for now; while he didn’t have a strong night last night, it stands to reason that he’s an improvement (however slight) over Tim Schaller who was scratched last night and has been making some strides in his return to game form. If it is Beleskey’s knee that still bothers him, perhaps Schaller comes back in.

We also may see Backes and Pastrnak switched as they were late in the game last night, but that didn’t have much of anything to do with Vatrano’s tying goal, so again, who knows.

Defense

Zdeno Chara - Brandon Carlo

Torey Krug - Adam McQuaid

Colin Miller - Kevan Miller

Goalies

Anton Khudobin

Tuukka Rask

Dobby should get the start so Tuukka doesn’t have to go in back-to-backs.