The Boston Bruins probably won’t tinker with what’s been working when they face off with the Anaheim Ducks.
Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy is expected to stick with the same forward lines and defensive pairings for Tuesday’s matchup in Anaheim. The combinations have worked exceedingly well, as Boston has won five consecutive games, including Monday night’s 7-0 demolition of the Los Angeles Kings.
The only lineup change we expect to see is at the back, where Linus Ullmark will replace Jeremy Swayman as the Bruins’ starting goaltender for what is the team’s second game of a back-to-back.
The Ducks beat the Bruins 5-3 on Jan. 24 at TD Garden in the teams’ last meeting. Tuesday night’s game is the Bruins’ first outing in Anaheim since February 2019.
NESN will air Bruins vs. Ducks in full, with pregame coverage starting at 9 p.m. ET. Puck drop from Honda Center is scheduled for 10 p.m. ET.
Here are the projected lines and defensive pairings for Bruins-Ducks.
BOSTON BRUINS (32-17-4)
Brad Marchand–Patrice Bergeron–Jake DeBrusk
Taylor Hall–Erik Haula–David Pastrnak
Trent Frederic–Charlie Coyle–Craig Smith
Nick Foligno–Tomas Nosek–Jesper Froden
Mike Reilly–Charlie McAvoy
Matt Grzelcyk–Brandon Carlo
Derek Forbort–Connor Clifton
ANAHEIM DUCKS (25-21-9)
Sonny Milano–Ryan Getzlaf–Troy Terry
Maxime Comtois–Trevor Zegras–Rickard Rakell
Sam Steel–Isac Lundestrom–Jakob Silfverberg
Nicolas Deslauriers–Sam Carrick–Derek Grant
Hampus Lindholm–Jamie Drysdale
Cam Fowler–Kevin Shattenkirk
Simon Benoit–Josh Mahura
These projected lines and defensive pairings are presented by Berkshire Bank, the official bank of NESN’s Boston Bruins coverage.