Berkshire Bank Hockey Night In New England: Projected Bruins-Avalanche Lines, Pairings


Another day, another game out west for the Boston Bruins.

The B’s, who began their current three-game road trip with a 2-1 win over the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday night, will be in Colorado on Sunday for a matchup with the Avalanche at Pepsi Center.

Despite the win over Arizona, coach Claude Julien was far from pleased with the way his team played in the second and third periods against the Coyotes.

“You don’t want those habits to creep into your game, so that’s what we’re trying to make sure that doesn’t happen here,” Julien said, via “So (Sunday) night’s an important game for us.”

We shall see if they can play a more complete game Sunday, but the Avalanche, like the Coyotes, are in last place in their division, so less than their best still could be enough for the B’s.

Neither team has released possible lines yet, so here are their usual lines and pairings.

Brad Marchand–Patrice Bergeron–David Pastrnak
Ryan Spooner–David Krejci–David Backes
Matt Beleskey–Riley Nash–Austin Czarnik
Sean Kuraly–Dominic Moore–Jimmy Hayes

Zdeno Chara–Brandon Carlo
Torey Krug–Adam McQuaid
John-Michael Liles–Joe Morrow

Tuukka Rask

Gabriel Landeskog–Nathan Mackinnon–Mikko Rantanen
Rene Bourque–Carl Soderberg–Blake Comeau
Andreas Martinsen–Mikhail Grigorenko– Jarome Iginla
Cody McLeod–John Mitchell–Joe Colborne

Nikita Zadorov–Erik Johnson
Patrick Wiercioch–Tyson Barrie
Francois Beauchemin–Eric Gelinas

Semyon Varlamov

Thumbnail photo via Matt Kartozian/USA TODAY Sports Images

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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