The Boston Bruins host the New York Islanders tonight for Game 1 of the second round and Bruce Cassidy will roll out the same lines as we’ve seen recently.
Jeremy Lauzon also returns to the lineup in his first game since sustaining an upper-body injury against the Washington Capitals on May 15. In the first round’s Game 1, he had four blocks and eight hits in 19:12 minutes on ice. He’ll play with Connor Clifton on the third pairing.
Tuukka Rask will start the series 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
Matt Grzelcyk - Charlie McAvoy
Mike Reilly - Brandon Carlo
Lauzon - Clifton
Rask gets the start
For the Islanders, Oliver Wahlstrom will be out. Barry Trotz said his team will likely have a similar lineup from their Game 6 against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
If that holds, they will look like this tonight:
Leo Komarov - Matthew Barzal - Jordan Eberle
Anthony Beauvillier - Brock Nelson - Josh Bailey
Kyle Palmieri - John-Gabriel Pageau - Travis Zajac
Matt Martin - Casey Cizikas - Cal Clutterbuck
Adam Pelech - Ryan Pulock
Nick Leddy - Scott Mayfield
Andy Greene - Noah Dobson
Ilya Sorokin would get the start