BOSTON — The Montreal Canadiens’ lineup will look slightly different for Game 2 of their second-round Stanley Cup playoffs series against the Bruins on Saturday afternoon at TD Garden.
Montreal head coach Michel Therrien announced Saturday morning that forward Michael Bournival will replace veteran winger Travis Moen in the team’s lineup. Moen played just 13:07 in the team’s Game 1 double-overtime win and was a minus-1 in the win over Boston. He had three of the team’s 30 blocked shots.
Bournival, 21, played in 60 games this season for the Canadiens. He scored seven goals and added seven assists. He’s viewed as a strong defensive player and could get some work on the penalty kill as well.
It’s expected that the Bruins will go with the same lineup for Game 2.
Here are the projected lines and defensive pairs for both clubs.
Milan Lucic — David Krejci — Jarome Iginla
Brad Marchand — Patrice Bergeron — Reilly Smith
Justin Florek — Carl Soderbeg — Loui Eriksson
Daniel Paille — Gregory Campbell — Shawn Thornton
Zdeno Chara — Dougie Hamilton
Matt Bartkowski — Johnny Boychuk
Torey Krug — Kevan Miller
Max Pacioretty — David Desharnais — Thomas Vanek
Brandon Prust — Tomas Plekanec — Brendan Gallagher
Rene Bourque — Lars Eller — Brian Gionta
Michael Bournival — Danny Briere — Dale Weise
Josh Gorges — P.K. Subban
Andrei Markov — Alexei Emelin
Francis Boullon — Mike Weaver