BOSTON — The Bruins look to keep their momentum going against a tough Predators team Saturday afternoon.
Boston welcomes Nashville to TD Garden in hopes to extend its winning streak to five games after a string of dominant wins. The Preds, meanwhile, are coming off an embarrassing loss to the Buffalo Sabres.
As for the lines, Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy will keep the forward group the same. Derek Forbort cleared protocol Saturday and will play alongside Charlie McAvoy with Matt Grzelcyk in COVID-19 protocol.
Linus Ullmark will get the start between the pipes, opposite of Juuse Saros.
Here are the projected lines and defense pairings for both teams:
BOSTON BRUINS (21-11-2)
Brad Marchand–Patrice Bergeron–Craig Smith
Taylor Hall–Erik Haula–David Pastrnak
Jake DeBrusk–Charlie Coyle–Oskar Steen
Anton Blidh–Tomas Nosek–Curtis Lazar
Urho Vaakanainen–Charlie McAvoy
Mike Reilly–Brandon Carlo
Derek Forbort–Tyler Lewington
NASHVILLE PREDATORS (24-12-2)
Eeli Tolvanen–Mikael Granlund–Matt Duchene
Nick Cousins–Ryan Johansen–Luke Kunin
Matt Luff–Colton Sissons–Tanner Jeannot
Cole Smith–Michael McCarron–Philip Tomasino
Roman Josi–Dante Fabbro
Mattias Ekholm–Matt Benning
Philippe Myers–Alexandre Carrier
These projected lines and defensive pairings are presented by Berkshire Bank, the official bank of NESN?s Boston Bruins coverage.