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

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At long last, the Boston Bruins finally are home.

The B’s wrapped up their three-game road trip Thursday in disappointing fashion in a 1-0 loss to the Minnesota Wild. They didn’t have David Pastrnak in that game due to an upper-body injury, and they won’t again Saturday when they host the Winnipeg Jets at TD Garden.

“There are certain things we can do better,” Bruins coach Claude Julien said Saturday following pregame skate, via BostonBruins.com. “We’ve shown — we’ve talked about it, that Pastrnak is one of our guys who’s been our most lethal weapon so far, but at the same time, we just talked about a couple of guys (in Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand) who can certainly do that.

“There are other guys on other lines as well. So, I’d hate to think that because we’re missing one player, we can’t score anymore, so I think it’s up to the other guys here to step up and find the back of the net.”

Here are the projected lineups for both teams. The Jets’ projected lines are via Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun.

BOSTON BRUINS (10-7-0)
Brad Marchand–Patrice Bergeron–Riley Nash
Ryan Spooner-David Krejci–David Backes
Matt Beleskey–Dominic Moore–Austin Czarnik
Jimmy Hayes–Tim Schaller–Sean Kuraly

Zdeno Chara–Brandon Carlo
Torey Krug–Adam McQuaid
John-Michael Liles–Joe Morrow

Tuukka Rask

WINNIPEG JETS (9-8-2)
Nikolaj Ehlers–Mark Scheifele–Patrik Laine
Marko Dano–Nic Petan–Blake Wheeler
Andrew Copp–Adam Lowry–Brandon Tanev
Quinton Howden–Alex Burmistrov–Chris Thorburn

Josh Morrissey–Dustin Byfuglien
Toby Enstrom–Jacob Trouba
Ben Chiarot–Paul Postma

Michael Hutchinson

Thumbnail photo via Ron Chenoy/USA TODAY Sports Images

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