As the old saying goes, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
If it is maybe a tiny bit broke...still don’t fix it? Works for me!
Bruce Cassidy appears set to keep the lines the same for the Bruins as they were on Monday’s shutout loss to the Islanders.
While the team turned in a solid effort that produced a fair share of shots, the offense couldn’t generate enough dangerous opportunities to light the lamp.
David Pastrnak practiced Wednesday in a burgundy non-contact sweater, but is still not on track to play until sometime in February.
Ondrej Kase remains out, but the Bruins appear to be otherwise healthy.
Here’s what to expect:
Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - Jake DeBrusk
Nick Ritchie - David Krejci - Jack Studnicka
Anders Bjork - Charlie Coyle - Craig Smith
Trent Frederic - Sean Kuraly - Chris Wagner
Jeremy Lauzon - Charlie McAvoy
Matt Grzelcyk - Brandon Carlo
Jakub Zboril- Kevan Miller
Tuukka Rask will make his second consecutive start in net.
For the visitors, Sean Couturier will remain sidelined after suffering a costochondral separation on Friday (I am the farthest thing from a doctor, but Google tells me that’s when your rib separates from your breastbone...yikes).
Therefore, we will be deprived of the reigning Selke Trophy winner versus the four-time Selke winner, Patrice Bergeron.