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!