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Bruins lines vs. Washington, Game 1: Full strength

Ideally, anyways.

NHL: MAR 05 Capitals at Bruins Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Game 1! And for the first time in what seems like quite a while, the Bruins should be at full strength(ish) heading into tonight’s game.

Charlie Coyle appears set to return after a brief absence. Tuukka Rask is good to go. Ondrej Kase isn’t available, but (and this is no knock on him) I don’t think anyone really expected him to be ready.

The one question mark is Kevan Miller, who didn’t practice with the team on Friday afternoon and didn’t play in the season finale (though that doesn’t mean much).

It appears that Miller’s absence may have just been maintenance day-related, but if he can’t go, it stands to reason that Connor Clifton will draw in.

Barring any unexpected changes, here’s what to expect tonight:

Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - David Pastrnak

Taylor Hall - David Krejci - Craig Smith

Nick Ritchie - Sean Kuraly - Charlie Coyle

Jake DeBrusk - Curtis Lazar - Chris Wagner

Matt Grzelcyk - Charlie McAvoy

Mike Reilly - Brandon Carlo

Jeremy Lauzon - Kevan Miller/Connor Clifton

Tuukka Rask will be between the pipes.

See ya tonight!