Berkshire Bank Hockey Night In New England: Projected Bruins-Hurricanes Lineups

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The Boston Bruins have returned to TD Garden for a matchup against the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday night.

The Hurricanes are a good team despite what their mediocre 9-9-4 record would suggest. They are the fourth-best puck-possession team in the NHL with a 53.2 Corsi For percentage at even strength and have a mobile blue line with several quality puck-moving defensemen.

Boston is coming off a 3-2 shootout loss to the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night. The B’s were the better team overall and probably deserved the second point, but they fought hard to erase a two-goal third-period deficit and at least take a single point.

The Bruins will be without captain and top defenseman Zdeno Chara (lower body) for the fifth straight game. Veteran defenseman John-Michael Liles also remains out indefinitely after suffering a concussion Sunday.

Here are the projected lineups for both teams.

BOSTON BRUINS (12-10-1)
Brad Marchand–Patrice Bergeron–David Pastrnak
Tim Schaller–David Krejci–David Backes
Matt Beleskey–Riley Nash–Austin Czarnik
Ryan Spooner–Dominic Moore–Jimmy Hayes

Torey Krug–Adam McQuaid
K. Miller–Brandon Carlo
Joe Morrow–Colin Miller

Anton Khudobin

CAROLINA HURRICANES (9-9-4)
Jeff Skinner–Victor Rask–Elias Lindholm
Sebastian Aho–Teuvo Teravainen–Lee Stempniak
Brock McGinn–Derek Ryan–Phil Di Giuseppe
Joakim Nordstrom–Jay McClement–Viktor Stalberg

Ron Hainsey–Justin Faulk
Jaccob Slavin–Brett Pesce
Noah Hanifin–Matt Tennyson

Cam Ward

Thumbnail photo via Ron Chenoy/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 Feb. 18, the Berkshire Bank Foundation has raised $3,700 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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