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Bruins lines vs. Philadelphia: Halak starts in net, second-line Studnicka

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Brad Marchand is good to go as well.

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The big question heading into this afternoon’s round robin game against the Flyers surrounded who would get the start in net for the Bruins.

Both Tuukka Rask and Jaroslav Halak appeared in Thursday’s exhibition game, but Rask was held out of practice yesterday due to not feeling well.

It appears that he still isn’t feeling 100%, as Bruce Cassidy said this morning that Halak will get the start today.

Brad Marchand is ready to go, so Rask is the only significant piece the Bruins are missing.

Here’s what to expect for lines, per the Boston Sports Journal’s Conor Ryan:

Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - David Pastrnak

Jake DeBrusk - David Krejci - Jack Studnicka

Anders Bjork - Charlie Coyle - Karson Kuhlman

Joakim Nordstrom - Sean Kuraly - Chris Wagner

Charlie McAvoy - Zdeno Chara

Torey Krug - Brandon Carlo

Matt Grzelcyk - Jeremy Lauzon

As mentioned above, Halak starts in net.

It’s good to see Cassidy keep the second line intact this afternoon, as Studnicka deserved another look after a strong showing in the exhibition game.

The third line could be an interesting one as well, with some decent speed on either side of Coyle.

These lines will likely get completely blown up once Nick Ritchie and Ondrej Kase are ready to play, so enjoy them while they last!