Berkshire Bank Hockey Night In New England: Projected Bruins-Blackhawks Lineups

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The Boston Bruins host the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday afternoon at TD Garden as they aim for their sixth straight win.

The Bruins are among the NHL’s best teams this season, but the Blackhawks have struggled mightily. Boston currently sits second in the Eastern Conference standings, while Chicago is dead last in Central Division, and 12th in the Western Conference.

As for the lineups, Bruins again will turn to No. 1 goaltender Tuukka Rask, who returned from a minor injury Thursday to lead the B’s to a 3-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.

Here are the projected lineups for both teams:

BOSTON BRUINS (42-15-8)
Brad Marchand–Riley Nash–David Pastrnak
Jake DeBrusk–David Krejci–Rick Nash
Danton Heinen–Tommy Wingels–Brian Gionta
Tim Schaller–Sean Kuraly–Noel Acciari

Zdeno Chara–Brandon Carlo
Torey Krug–Nick Holden
Matt Grzelcyk–Kevan Miller

Tuukka Rask

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS (29-31-8)

Brandon Saad — Jonathan Toews — Patrick Kane
Alex DeBrincat — Nick Schmaltz — Vinnie Hinostroza
Matthew Highmore — Artem Anisimov — Tomas Jurco
Patrick Sharp — David Kampf — Anthony Duclair

Duncan Keith — Connor Murphy
Erik Gustafsson — Brent Seabrook
Jordan Oesterle — Jan Rutta

Jean-Francois Berube

Thumbnail photo via Sergei Belski/USA TODAY Sports Images

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