It’s officially Bruins vs. Rangers, but it’s really “a bunch of guys from Boston University catching up at the Garden.”
Matt Grzelcyk, Charlie McAvoy, Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson, Kevin Shattenkirk, David Quinn...the list goes on. Not sure it will be the most comfortable night for Kevin Hayes, a former Boston College Eagle. Rivalries, etc.
Anyways, the Bruins look to be keeping things pretty similar to Thursday night for their last game before the break, with two minor tweaks: per the team on Twitter, Matt Grzelcyk is in for John Moore, and Noel Acciari is in for Ryan Donato.
Donato's scratch means bumping David Backes up to the third line.
Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - David Pastrnak
Jake DeBrusk - David Krejci - Peter Cehlarik
Danton Heinen - Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson - David Backes
Sean Kuraly - Noel Acciari - Chris Wagner
Zdeno Chara - Charlie McAvoy
Torey Krug - Brandon Carlo
Matt Grzelcyk - Kevan Miller
Tuukka Rask will be in net.
For the visitors, here’s what they’ll probably put out there.
Chris Kreider - Mika Zibanejad - Mats Zuccarello
Filip Chytil - Ryan Strome - Jesper Fast
Jimmy Vesey - Cristoval Nieves - Vladimir Namestnikov
Cody McLeod - Brett Howden - Pavel Buchnevich
Marc Staal - Anthony DeAngelo
Brady Skjei - Adam McQuaid
Ryan Lindgren - Kevin Shattenkirk