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

BOSTON — The Bruins will look to complete a season sweep of the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday in their return to TD Garden.

The Garden ice has not been kind to Boston this season, with the B’s going just 1-4-1 in their first six home games. They’ll have plenty of chances to better than record over the next two weeks, however, as Thursday’s contest kicks off a season-long five-game road trip.

The Bruins’ lineup for the game remained undetermined Thursday afternoon, with coach Claude Julien listing defensemen Dennis Seidenberg and Torey Krug as game-time decisions. Seidenberg has yet to see game action this season after undergoing back surgery during training camp.

With that said, here are Thursday’s projected lines and pairings, as reported by the teams:

UPDATE (6:40 p.m. ET): Both Seidenberg and Krug will play, with Joe Morrow and Zach Trotman taking a seat as healthy scratches.

Matt Beleskey — Patrice Bergeron — Brett Connolly
Frank Vatrano — David Krejci — Loui Eriksson
Brad Marchand — Ryan Spooner — Jimmy Hayes
Zac Rinaldo — Joonas Kemppainen — Tyler Randell

Zdeno Chara — Colin Miller
Dennis Seidenberg — Kevan Miller
Torey Krug — Adam McQuaid

Tuukka Rask

Gabriel Landeskog — Nathan MacKinnon — Matt Duchene
Blake Comeau — Carl Soderberg — Jarome Iginla
Cody McLeod — John Mitchell — Andreas Martinsen
Mikhail Grigorenko — Ben Street– Jack Skille

Francois Beauchemin — Erik Johnson
Nick Holden — Tyson Barrie
Brandon Gormley — Nate Guenin

Reto Berra

Thumbnail photo via Chris Humphreys/USA TODAY Sports Images

Thumbnail photo via Boston Bruins center David Krejci during a game against Colorado.

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