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Lines: Calgary at Boston, 7PM

David Backes was promoted into David Krejci’s spot, as the latter welcomed a son into the world this morning. Congrats, Davids!

NHL: Detroit Red Wings at Boston Bruins
Backes celebrates with John Moore after scoring against Detroit in early December.
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Per the team’s official Twitter account, here are your lines from the morning skate:

Backes drew into Krejci’s spot while Krejci was busy at the hospital - he and his wife Naomi welcomed a son into the world this morning. Congratulations, Krech! He’ll still play tonight, so don’t panic, Backes is not your second-line center. It would be pretty special to get a hat trick the day your son is born, David. Just sayin’.

Lacking a morning skate due to playing yesterday, Calgary’s lineup figures to look fairly similar to what they iced against Detroit last night:


Johnny Gaudreau - Sean Monahan - Elias Lindholm

Matthew Tkachuk - Mikael Backlund - Michael Frolik

Sam Bennett - Mark Jankowski - James Neal

Dillon Dube - Derek Ryan - Garnet Hathaway


Mark Giordano - TJ Brodie

Noah Hanifin - Travis Hamonic

Oliver Kylington - Rasmus Anderssen


Michael Stone

Jon Gillies