With Brandon Carlo out for the foreseeable future, the biggest question was who Bruce Cassidy would put in his place.
For today, at least, the answer is Urho Vaakanainen, as the young Finn will play on the right side, per the team.
It appears likely that Vaakanainen will take Carlo’s spot on that second pairing, but Cassidy could elect to move Connor Clifton up instead.
We’ll see! Other than that, don’t expect many changes.
As is normally the case with Cassidy, however, it wouldn’t be surprising if lines get shuffled if the B’s have as slow a start as they did in the last game against New Jersey.
Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - David Pastrnak
Nick Ritchie - David Krejci - Craig Smith
Trent Frederic - Charlie Coyle - Jake DeBrusk
Anders Bjork - Sean Kuraly - Chris Wagner
Jakub Zboril - Charlie McAvoy
Matt Grzelcyk - Urho Vaakanainen
Jarred Tinordi - Connor Clifton
Tuukka Rask will be back between the pipes.
See you in a few hours!