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

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The Boston Bruins of Thursday will look a lot like the squad coach Claude Julien trotted out in his team’s loss to the Montreal Canadiens earlier this week, although there is one notable exception.

Tuukka Rask, who didn’t play against the Canadiens after starting the night before, will be back in net when the Bruins host the Columbus Blue Jackets at TD Garden.

Noel Acciari, meanwhile, will be out again with what the team has called a lower-body injury that could keep him out four weeks. That means Jimmy Hayes likely will start on the fourth line alongside Dominic Moore and Tm Schaller for the second straight game.

“It was nice to get back in the lineup,” Hayes said, via BostonBruins.com. “Two guys who work hard and bring a grinding game, just trying to add to that line and to continue to try and get scoring chances is how we’re going to be effective. That’s what I have to continue to do, and can hopefully get some production here.”

Here are the lines for Bruins-Blue Jackets.

BOSTON BRUINS (7-6-0)
Brad Marchand–Patrice Bergeron–David Pastrnak
Ryan Spooner–David Krejci–David Backes
Matt Beleskey–Riley Nash–Austin Czarnik
Tim Schaller–Dominic Moore–Jimmy Hayes

Zdeno Chara–Brandon Carlo
Torey Krug–Adam McQuaid
John-Michael Liles–Colin Miller

Tuukka Rask

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS (6-3-2)
Brandon Saad–Alexander Wennberg–Nick Foligno
Matt Calvert–William Karlsson–Josh Anderson
Scott Hartnell–Boone Jenner–Cam Atkinson
Sonny Milano–Lukas Sedlak–Sam Gagner

Zach Werenski–David Savard
Ryan Murray–Jack Johnson
Markus Nutivaara – Dalton Prout

Sergei Bobrovsky/Curtis McElhinney

Thumbnail photo via Eric Bolte/USA TODAY Sports Images

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