Berkshire Bank Hockey Night In New England: Projected Bruins-Flyers Lines, Pairings

The Boston Bruins take on a high-scoring Philadelphia Flyers team on the road Tuesday night without two of their most veteran defensemen.

Captain and No. 1 blueliner Zdeno Chara and John-Michael Liles will be out of the lineup for head coach Claude Julien. That could be a problem against a Flyers offense that ranks third in goals scored per game and second in power-play percentage.

Luckily for the Bruins, the Flyers aren’t a good defensive team even when fully healthy. Philly ranks 29th in goals against average and lacks a true No. 1 defenseman to go up against the Patrice Bergeron line.

It should be a high-scoring, fast-paced game between two rivals.

Here are the projected lineups for both teams.

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
Brandon Carlo–Kevan Miller
Joe Morrow–Colin Miller

Tuukka Rask

Michael Raffl–Claude Giroux–Jakub Voracek
Travis Konecny–Nick Cousins–Wayne Simmonds
Chris VandeVelde–Brayden Schenn–Roman Lyubimov
Matt Read–Pierre-Edouard–Dale Weise

Michael Del Zotto–Mark Streit
Andrew MacDonald-Shayne Gostisbehere
Ivan Provorov–Radko Gudas

Steve Mason

Thumbnail photo via Eric Hartline/USA TODAY Sports Images

Thumbnail photo via Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere (53) and Boston Bruins left wing David Pastrnak

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