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Bruins lines vs. Washington, Game 2: Lauzon is out, Clifton in.

A chance on defense.

Boston Bruins v Washington Capitals - Game One Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images

After leaving them alone for a short while, the injury bug has bitten the Bruins again!

Per Bruce Cassidy, Jeremy Lauzon is out tonight, with Connor Clifton taking his place.

It appears that Lauzon is dealing with some kind of upper-body injury.

UPDATE TO THE UPDATE: Bottom six got a shuffle just before game time! Let’s see if it sticks.

Boston Bruins lines


Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - David Pastrnak

Taylor Hall - David Krejci - Craig Smith

Nick Ritchie - Charlie Coyle - Jake DeBrusk

Sean Kuraly - Curtis Lazar - Chris Wagner


Matt Grzelcyk - Charlie McAvoy

Mike Reilly - Brandon Carlo

Clifton - Kevan Miller

Tuukka Rask will be back in net.

For the Capitals, it looks like things should remain pretty much the same.

Vitek Vanecek remains out, so Craig Anderson will be betwen the pipes from the start tonight (barring any last-minute changes).

Washington Capitals lines


Alex Ovechkin - Nicklas Backstrom - Anthony Mantha

Conor Sheary - Lars Eller - Michael Raffl

Daniel Sprong - T.J. Oshie - Tom Wilson

Carl Hagelin - Nic Dowd - Garnet Hathaway


Dmitri Orlov - John Carlson

Brenden Dillon - Justin Schultz

Zdeno Chara - Nick Jensen