The Boston Bruins are heading West.
The Bruins, fresh off a 5-2 home win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday, hit the road for three consecutive games, beginning with a Saturday night showdown in Arizona with the Coyotes.
The B’s won’t play at TD Garden until next Saturday, but their balanced attack of late should help them navigate the next week away from home.
“I think it’s coming around,” coach Claude Julien told BostonBruins.com. “You’ve got some of those lines — David Krejci with David Backes back. … Krejci is finding his stride as well. They have been a better line obviously. Ryan (Spooner) was good (Thursday), (Riley Nash) with (Austin) Czarnik and Matty Beleskey. Matty is playing better than he did at the beginning so that has helped that line. Czarny with his speed and skill, it’s been a good blend there.
“And our fourth line continues to just do their job, so it’s nice to have that balance, no doubt, so that you’re not just relying on one or two lines to score some goals for you.”
Here are the lines for Bruins-Coyotes.
BOSTON BRUINS (8-6-0)
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
ARIZONA COYOTES (5-8-0)
Jamie McGinn–Jordan Martinook–Radim Vrbata
Max Domi–Christian Dvorak–Anthony Duclair
Tobias Rieder–Brad Richardson–Shane Doan
Lawson Crouse–Laurent Dauphin–Ryan White
Oliver Ekman-Larsson–Michael Stone
Alex Goligoski–Anthony DeAngelo
Jakob Chychrun–Connor Murphy
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