The Boston Bruins lost second-line center David Krejci in the first period of Game 5 after he took a knee-on-knee hit.
Boston overcame it, though, as Sean Kuraly scored two goals in a double-overtime Game 5 win to extend the B’s season to a Game 6 of their first-round Stanley Cup playoff series against the Ottawa Senators on Sunday at TD Garden.
Krejci will be out of action for Game 6, while Kuraly, who entered into the Game 5 lineup for Ryan Spooner, will remain in the fold.
The Bruins also aren’t expected to receive any reinforcements on the blue line. They’ll likely use the same six defensemen Sunday as they did for Game 5.
The Senators will make a few changes to their lineup. Defenseman Fredrik Claesson will play on the third pairing in place of Chris Wideman.
Tommy Wingels will draw in at forward for Ottawa as well.
Here are the projected Game 6 lineups for both teams:
BOSTON BRUINS (2-3)
Brad Marchand–Patrice Bergeron–David Pastrnak
Frank Vatrano–Noel Acciari–Drew Stafford
Tim Schaller–Sean Kuraly–David Backes
Matt Beleskey–Riley Nash–Dominic Moore
Zdeno Chara–Charlie McAvoy
Joe Morrow–Kevan Miller
John-Michael Liles–Colin Miller
OTTAWA SENATORS (3-2)
Ryan Dzingel–Kyle Turris–Alex Burrows
Viktor Stalberg–Derick Brassard–Bobby Ryan
Mike Hoffman–Zack Smith–Mark Stone
Clarke MacArthur–Jean-Gabriel Pageau–Tommy Wingels
Mark Methot–Erik Karlsson
Dion Phaneuf–Cody Ceci
Ben Harpur–Fredrik Claesson
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