Berkshire Bank Faceoff: Corey Potter To Make Bruins Debut Against Devils


corey potterCorey Potter has waited patiently, and he’ll finally make his Boston Bruins debut on Tuesday night in New Jersey.

The defenseman, claimed off waivers from Edmonton on March 5, has been a healthy scratch in each of the team’s games since claiming him. He’ll get his first chance to show what he’s got as the B’s take on the New Jersey Devils. Potter’s debut was facilitated in part by the fact that Johnny Boychuk is out yet again.

Boychuk missed Monday’s game with soreness after a painful game against Carolina on Saturday. The veteran blueliner remains day to day, and it’s still unknown when he’ll return to the Boston lineup.

Matt Bartkowski is a healthy scratch.

Chad Johnson will get the start in net for the Bruins, and Martin Brodeur will go for the Devils.

Here are the rest of the lines and defensive pairs for the Bruins and Devils.

Bruins (46-17-5, 97 points)

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

Zdeno Chara — Andrej Meszaros
Johnny Boychuk — Dougie Hamilton
Torey Krug — Kevan Miller

Devils (29-26-13, 71 points)

Tuomo Ruutu — Travis Zajac — Jaromir Jagr
Ryane Clowe — Adam Henrique — Michael Ryder
Dainus Zubrus — Patrik Elias — Damien Brunner
Tim Sestito — Stephen Gionta — Steve Bernier

Andy Greene — Mark Fayne
Jon Merrill — Marek Zidlicky
Eric Gelinas — Bryce Salvador

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Berkshire Bank Foundation

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.

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