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