BOSTON — The Boston Bruins play their second game of a back-to-back Sunday afternoon when they welcome the Colorado Avalanche to TD Garden.
Boston looks to carry its momentum from Saturday’s thrilling 5-4 overtime victory over the Los Angeles Kings into its second straight matinée contest. The B’s also hope to get their fourth win over their previous five games after an underwhelming 3-2-4 stretch.
Meanwhile, Colorado aims to get back in the win column after losing its last six games. The club hasn’t won since Jan. 19 against the Kings.
Bruce Cassidy essentially will tote out the same lines as Saturday, with the exception of Jaroslav Halak being between the pipes. David Backes will be a healthy scratch, allowing Trent Frederic to slide back into the lineup.
Here are the projected lines and defense pairings for both teams:
BOSTON BRUINS (30-17-8)
Brad Marchand — Patrice Bergeron — Danton Heinen
Peter Cehlarik — David Krejci — David Pastrnak
Jake DeBrusk — Trent Frederic — Joakim Nordstrom
Sean Kuraly — Noel Acciari — Chris Wagner
Zdeno Chara — Charlie McAvoy
Torey Krug — Kevan Miller
John Moore — Brandon Carlo
COLORADO AVALANCHE (22-22-10)
Gabriel Landeskog — Nathan MacKinnon — Mikko Rantanen
Alexander Kerfoot — JT Compher — Colin Wilson
Matthew Nieto — Carl Soderberg –Matt Calvert
A.J. Greer — Sheldon Dries — Sven Andrighetto
Ian Cole — Erik Johnson
Nikita Zadaorov — Tyson Barrie
Patrik Nemeth — Samuel Girard
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