An optional skate for Boston this morning leaves everyone guessing. John Moore and Jake DeBrusk skated; since Jake didn’t practice yesterday, hopefully this is just him getting the lead out before tonight’s game.
Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - David Pastrnak
Jake DeBrusk - David Krejci - Karson Kuhlman
Marcus Johansson - Charlie Coyle - Danton Heinen
Joakim Nordstrom - Noel Acciari - Chris Wagner
With or without a swap for a benched forward, there may be some shuffling here. Kuhlman was demoted for much of the third period, playing no more than a couple minutes, in order to make room for Heinen and Pastrnak flipping around on the top two lines. Personally, I’d have double-shifted Krejci or Acciari and moved Coyle up to wing with either of the top two lines with the way he was finding space in the offensive zone.
Zdeno Chara - Charlie McAvoy
Torey Krug - Brandon Carlo
Matt Grzelcyk - Connor Clifton
We could suggest double-shifting here, too, but Charlie McAvoy already plays nearly half a game.
Zach Hyman - John Tavares - Mitch Marner
Andreas Johnsson - Auston Matthews - Kasperi Kapanen
Patrick Marleau - Nazem Kadri - William Nylander
Trevor Moore - Frederik Gauthier - Connor Brown
Morgan Rielly - Ron Hainsey
Jake Muzzin - Nikita Zaitsev
Jake Gardiner - Travis Dermott