If you win two playoff games in a row and don’t have any injuries, why mess with a good thing, right?
That’s the track the Bruins are taking in Game 4, with the team confirming that they’d be icing the same lineup as the one that won Game 3.
On the injury front, Jeremy Lauzon is still out.
David Pastrnak, who crashed into the end boards on a breakaway attempt in Game 3, is no worse for the wear and is ready to go.
Here’s what to expect tonight:
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
Connor Clifton - Kevan Miller
Tuukka Rask will be back between the pipes.
For Washington, it appears that they may have Lars Eller back in the lineup, per Tom Gulitti of NHL.com.
Gulitti also noted that TJ Oshie will likely be good to go for the Capitals, and that Craig Anderson is available to dress after missing Game 3.
You couldn’t fault the Caps for giving Ilya Samsonov the quick hook after his (or, to be more fair, his and Jeff Schultz’s) error to end Game 4, but it appears that the Caps are giving the reins back to their young goalie.
Ilya Samsonov is the first goaltender off the ice at Caps AM skate, take that as you will.— Samantha Pell (@SamanthaJPell) May 21, 2021
For once, it’s nice to be following the team that isn’t doing lineup shuffling every night.
Things you can take to the bank* tonight, after a few days of takes:
- The Bruins’ fourth line will end up scoring tonight.
- David Pastrnak will end up scoring tonight.
*Please note that we are not responsible of these takes do not work out at your bank.
See ya in a few hours!