Folks, we are going to see some CHANGES tonight.
Per Bruce Cassidy and the team, Karson Kuhlman will make his Stanley Cup Final debut tonight, likely playing on David Krejci’s wing (at least some of the time).
The team will also be going back to 6 defensemen, with Steven Kampfer the odd-man out. This means that Bruce Cassidy must be fairly confident in the health of Zdeno Chara, which is a good sign.
Matt Grzelcyk will not play tonight, as he’s still recovering from his concussion.
Putting Kuhlman in isn’t the worst idea, but it has to be a bit of a blow to David Backes. The veteran will be forced to watch and hope that his team can extend the series.
Here’s what we’ll likely see:
Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - David Pastrnak
Jake DeBrusk - David Krejci - Karson Kuhlman
Marcus Johansson - Charlie Coyle - Danton Heinen
Joakim Nordstrom - Sean Kuraly - Noel Acciari
Zdeno Chara - Charlie McAvoy
Torey Krug - Brandon Carlo
John Moore - Connor Clifton
Tuukka Rask will be in net and will be ELIITTI, which is Finnish for ELITE.
See ya at sometime around 8:30, probably!