Arizona’s lines for tonight’s game should look like this.
(Updated 11:45am, with input from FFH’s Sarah Hall and corrections to B’s defense pairs)
Max Domi - Peter Holland - Radim Vrbata
Brendan Perlini - Christian Dvorak - Shane Doan
Jamie McGinn - Jordan Martinook - Tobias Rieder
Lawson Crouse - Alexander Burmistrov - Josh Jooris
I’m speculating on where Pulkkinen slots in, but chances are he’s going to get limited minutes in his first outing, grabbing the recently traded Ryan White’s wing spot on the 4th line. Check back for an update later today on who slots into Hanzal’s top-center spot.
Speculation nullified. Per this morning’s line rushes, the 4th line will see Burmistrov’s return from injury and Jooris’ return from scratch-land. Martinook moves up the chart.
Oliver Ekman-Larsson - Connor Murphy
Alex Goligoski - Anthony DeAngelo
Jakog Chychrun - Luke Schenn
Mike Smith (starting, per NHL.com)
Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - David Backes
Peter Cehlarik - David Krejci - David Pastrnak
Frank Vatrano - Ryan Spooner - Jimmy Hayes
Tim Schaller - Dominic Moore - Riley Nash
Matt Beleskey was not on the ice. uhh....?
Zdeno Chara - Brandon Carlo
Torey Krug - Adam McQuaid
Colin Miller - Kevan Miller
John-Michael Liles draws back out of the lineup, in favor of Chiller. His trade tryout against Dallas has yet to yield results.
Tuukka Rask (starting, per Coach Cassidy)