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


The Boston Bruins’ busy week resumes Thursday night.

The B’s will play their third game in four days when they welcome the Colorado Avalanche to TD Garden for a 7 p.m. ET clash. And if this game’s anything like the Bruins’ first two matchups this week, fans will be in for quite the show.

Boston started its week with a thrilling 4-3 home overtime win over the Florida Panthers on Monday, and it overcame a three-goal deficit to force overtime before eventually falling 4-3 to the Washington Capitals on Wednesday. But the Avalanche have struggled mightily so far this season, and one of their 14 losses came in a 2-0 home defeat against the Bruins on Nov. 13.

Here are the projected lineups for both teams.

Brad Marchand–Patrice Bergeron–David Pastrnak
Tim Schaller–David Krejci–David Backes
Ryan Spooner–Riley Nash–Austin Czarnik
Anton Blidh–Dominic Moore–Jimmy Hayes

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

Anton Khudobin

Rene Bourque–Nathan Mackinnon–Blake Comeau
Mikhail Grigorenko–Carl Soderberg–Jarome Iginla
Matt Duchene–John Mitchell–Mikko Rantanen
Cody McLeod–Joe Colborne–Andreas Martinsen

Nikita Zadorov–Tyson Barrie
Francois Beauchemin–Cody Goloubef
Fedor Tyutin– Patrick Wiercioch

Calvin Pickard

Thumbnail photo via Ron Chenoy/USA TODAY Sports Images

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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.