On Tuesday in Manhattan, the Bruins iced what was a very youth-heavy lineup: a few NHLers, but mostly prospects or fringe players.
Tonight, they're electing to swing the other way, and we'll get to see a whole bunch of familiar faces.
The B's released their roster for tonight's game this morning and it looks pretty strong.
Up front, we'll see Patrice Bergeron, Jake DeBrusk, Nick Foligno, Trent Frederic, Taylor Hall, Erik Haula, Cam Hughes, Karson Kuhlman, Brad Marchand, David Pastrnak, Craig Smith, and Jack Studnicka.
On defense, we'll see Brandon Carlo, Connor Clifton, Derek Forbort, Brady Lyle, Matt Grzelcyk, Charlie McAvoy, Mike Reilly, and Jakub Zboril.
There will be three goalies available: Callum Booth, Troy Grosenick, and Jeremy Swayman.
This group includes your opening night first line, a decent second-line option (Hall - Studnicka - Smith), your best defensemen...good times.
Clearly the B's want to impress their new broadcast partners at TNT with an impressive showing.
Here’s how the lines will look:
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Marchand - Bergeron - Pastrnak
Hall - Studnicka - Smith
DeBrusk - Haula - Foligno
Hughes - Frederic - Wagner
Forbort - McAvoy
Grzelcyk - Carlo
Reilly - Lyle
Zboril - Clifton
Philly's roster, per the team Twitter account, will be a lot younger.
The forwards will be Gerry Mayhew, Scott Laughton, James van Riemsdyk, Linus Sandin, Nate Thompson, Cal O’Reilly, Garrett Wilson, Morgan Frost, Tyson Foerster, Jackson Cates, Nicolas Aube-Kubel, Elliot Desnoyers, and Joel Farabee.
The defensemen will be Adam Clendening, Travis Sanheim, Nick Seeler, Cam York, Mason Millman, Wyatte Wylie, and Rasmus Ristolainen.
In net will be a combination of Felix Sandstrom, Martin Jones, and Kirill Ustimenko.