BOSTON — 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