It may not be a game day, but the Bruins still practiced on Monday in advance of Tuesday's Game 3 showdown in Columbus.
Heading into Game 2, the big question was whether or not David Krejci will play; heading into Game 3, the question is what changes Bruce Cassidy will make following Saturday night's loss.
Per the team Twitter account, it looks like tweaks will be made, as these were the lines at practice:
Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - Danton Heinen
Jake DeBrusk - David Krejci - Karson Kuhlman
Marcus Johansson - Charlie Coyle - David Pastrnak
Joakim Nordstrom - Noel Acciari - Sean Kuraly
The defense pairings looked the same, so nothing doing on that front.
Of note above: Karson Kuhlman has slotted in, with Chris Wagner dropping out.
Also of note: David Pastrnak has been bumped down to the third line.
All in all, I don't mind these moves. I'm a little surprised the Bruins haven't caved to GRIT FEVER yet and put David Backes back in the mix, but Kuhlman should do okay.
Pastrnak is probably a good move as well. The Bruins clearly need to jumpstart him, and playing with Coyle and Johansson worked out pretty well Saturday night (at least for that one goal).
Regarding Wagner, he has slowed down a bit after his productive streak down the stretch, and has had the least impact of the fourth line guys. His physical play is helpful, and he'll probably draw back in at some point, but he wasn't chipping in a ton on offense.
Your thoughts? Other changes you'd make?