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Bruins lines vs. Capitals, Game 3: No changes

Cassidy will roll out the same line combos and defensive pairings with Rask in net tonight.

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The Boston Bruins are back in town for Game 3 of the first round against the Washington Capitals and Bruce Cassidy will roll out the same lineup from Monday’s overtime win.

Connor Clifton will remain on the third pairing with Kevan Miller, as Jeremy Lauzon is still sidelined with an undisclosed injury after blocking a shot in Game 1.

Tuukka Rask will also start in net.

Here’s how the lineup is projected to look:


Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - David Pastrnak

Taylor Hall - David Krejci - Craig Smith

Nick Ritchie - Charlie Coyle - Jake DeBrusk

Sean Kuraly - Curtis Lazar - Chris Wagner

Defensive pairings:

Matt Grzelcyk - Charlie McAvoy

Mike Reilly - Brandon Carlo

Clifton - Miller

Rask gets the start

As for the Capitals, there could be some changes on their front, per reports. Evgeny Kuznetsov, Lars Eller, Ilya Samsonov and Connor McMichael, who was just recalled from the AHL’s Hershey Bears, participated in today’s skate.

Kuznetsov and Samsonov have recently been removed from the COVID protocols list, so it’s unlikely they will play tonight, and today was likely about getting them conditioned to return later.

Craig Anderson will likely get the start for the Caps, as Vitek Vanecek remained off the ice. T.J. Oshie was also absent from their practice.