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Bruins lines vs. Islanders, Game 1: Lauzon back in

Cassidy makes no changes to his forwards’ group for tonight’s game.

New York Islanders v Boston Bruins Photo by Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images

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

Defensive pairings:

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

Defensive pairings:

Adam Pelech - Ryan Pulock

Nick Leddy - Scott Mayfield

Andy Greene - Noah Dobson

Ilya Sorokin would get the start