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Bruins lines vs. Washington, Game 4: Keep it rolling

No shuffling of the deck here.

NHL: MAY 19 Stanley Cup Playoffs First Round - Capitals at Bruins Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

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

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.

We’ll see!

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!