Berkshire Bank Hockey Night in New England: Projected Bruins-Devils Lines, Pairings

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The New Jersey Devils have been one of the worst teams in the NHL this season, which gives the Boston Bruins a good chance to pick up some points for the playoff race when they visit the Prudential Center on Monday night.

The Devils rank 27th in goals scored per game, goals against average and power-play percentage. Their last game resulted in a 6-2 loss to the Washington Capitals at home on New Year’s Eve.

The Bruins, meanwhile, just swept a home-and-home series with the Buffalo Sabres and have picked up points in seven of their last 10 games. Veteran center David Backes still is out with an upper-body injury, which means Boston will need increased offensive production from the likes of Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand, Frank Vatrano and Ryan Spooner.

Here are the projected lineups for both teams.

BOSTON BRUINS (20-15-4)
Brad Marchand–Patrice Bergeron–David Pastrnak
Ryan Spooner–David Krejci–Frank Vatrano
Tim Schaller–Austin Czarnik–Riley Nash
Anton Blidh–Dominic Moore–Jimmy Hayes

Zdeno Chara–Brandon Carlo
Torey Krug–Adam McQuaid
Kevan Miller–Colin Miller

Tuukka Rask

NEW JERSEY DEVILS (14-16-7)
Taylor Hall–Adam Henrique–P.A. Parenteau
Michael Cammalleri–Travis Zajac–Kyle Palmieri
Miles Wood–Pavel Zacha–Nick Lappin
Beau Bennett–Sergey Kalinin–Devante Smith-Pelly

Andy Greene–Ben Lovejoy
Damon Severson–Kyle Quincey
Jon Merrill–Steven Santini

Cory Schneider

Thumbnail photo via Winslow Townson/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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