Berkshire Bank Faceoff: Patrice Bergeron’s Line Looks To Stay Hot For Bruins


Brad Marchand, Zdeno Chara, Patrice BergeronBOSTON — The Bruins’ second line is feeling it right now, and they’ll have a chance to keep their hot streak going Thursday night against one of the team’s most bitter rivals, the Montreal Canadiens.

The trio of Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand and Reilly Smith has been arguably the best line in hockey over the last two weeks, combining for 30 points in the Bruins’ last seven games. They have taken it to another level during the team’s four-game winning streak, with eight goals and eight assists during a stretch in which the Bruins have scored 21 goals as a team.

Here are the projected lines for Thursday night’s game.

Bruins (34-15-3, 71 points)

Milan Lucic — David Krejci — Jarome Iginla
Brad Marchand — Patrice Bergeron — Reilly Smith
Daniel Paille — Carl Soderberg — Loui Eriksson
Gregory Campbell — Chris Kelly — Shawn Thornton

Zdeno Chara — Johnny Boychuk
Matt Bartkowski — Dougie Hamilton
Torey Krug — Kevan Miller

Canadiens (28-20-5, 61 points)

Max Pacioretty — David Desharnais — Brendan Gallagher
Michael Bournival — Tomas Plekanec — Brian Gionta
Rene Bourque — Lars Eller — Brandon Prust
Travis Moen — Danny Briere — George Parros

Josh Gorges — P.K. Subban
Andrei Markov — Alexei Emelin
Nathan Beaulieu — Douglas Murray

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During the 2016-2017 regular season, Berkshire Bank Foundation will donate $100 for each Bruins assist to three local non-profit organizations. Click here to see official rules.

As of March 30, the Berkshire Bank Foundation has raised $11,500 for Cradles to Crayons, which provides children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive -- at home, at school and at play.

Earlier this season, the foundation raised $10,000 for Soldier On, a private nonprofit organization committed to ending veteran homelessness, and $12,100 for Birthday Wishes, a non-profit organization with a mission to provide birthday parties to children experiencing homelessness.