Berkshire Bank Faceoff: Projected Lines, Pairings For Bruins-Flyers

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BOSTON — The Bruins got back on the horse out West. Now, they’re looking to get back to .500.

Boston will go for its third consecutive win Wednesday night as it returns home to host the Philadelphia Flyers at TD Garden.

Among those who will not be in uniform is winger Matt Beleskey, who has been ruled out with an upper body injury. Brett Connolly, who was a healthy scratch for Saturday’s win over the Arizona Coyotes, will replace Beleskey in the lineup.

Center Patrice Bergeron missed Wednesday’s morning skate to attend the birth of his first child, but the team confirmed he will play against the Flyers, who are off to a 2-2-1 start in their first season under coach Dave Hakstol.

Bruins defenseman Joe Morrow (flu) returned to practice Tuesday but is not expected to play.

Here are the projected lines and parings for both teams:

BOSTON BRUINS (2-3-0)
Brad Marchand — Patrice Bergeron — Brett Connolly
Loui Eriksson — David Krejci — David Pastrnak
Chris Kelly — Ryan Spooner — Jimmy Hayes
Zac Rinaldo — Joonas Kemppainen — Tyler Randell

Zdeno Chara — Kevan Miller
Torey Krug — Adam McQuaid
Tommy Cross — Colin Miller

Tuukka Rask

PHILADELPHIA FLYERS (2-2-1)
Michael Raffl — Claude Giroux — Jakub Voracek
Matt Read — Sean Couturier — Wayne Simmonds
R.J. Umberger — Scott Laughton — TBD
Chris VandeVelde — Pierre-Edouard Bellemare — Ryan White

Nick Schultz — Mark Streit
Michael Del Zotto — Luke Schenn
Evgeny Medvedev — Radko Gudas

Michal Neuvirth

Thumbnail photo via Greg M. Cooper/USA TODAY Sports Images

Thumbnail photo via Philadelphia Flyers center Claude Giroux evades Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara.
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