Marc McLaughlin will make his NHL debut. The Billerica, Mass. native was signed by the Bruins earlier this month after spending four seasons with Boston College. He’ll slot in on the third line for Craig Smith who is under the weather.
Up front, Anton Blidh will sub in for Nick Foligno on the fourth line’s left wing. Foligno was ruled day-to-day with a lower-body injury this morning.
Bruce Cassidy said earlier this week there would be some changes to the backend - which was accelerated by Tuesday’s loss. It will be a two-for-two switch as Derek Forbort and Connor Clifton sit out and Mike Reilly and Josh Brown round out the third pairing tonight.
The game is Brown’s debut for the Bruins and Reilly’s first game back in the lineup as he’s been a healthy scratch the last three games.
Here’s how the lineup is projected to look:
Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - Jake DeBrusk
Taylor Hall - Erik Haula - David Pastrnak
Trent Frederic - Charlie Coyle - McLaughlin
Blidh - Tomas Nosek - Curtis Lazar
Hampus Lindholm - Charlie McAvoy
Matt Grzelcyk - Brandon Carlo
Reilly - Brown
Linus Ullmark gets the start in net