Berkshire Bank Hockey Night In New England: Projected Bruins-Islanders Lines, Pairings

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BOSTON — The Bruins look to make it four straight wins Saturday afternoon when they welcome Zdeno Chara and the New York Islanders to TD Garden.

Boston is coming off a thrilling 3-2 win over its storied Montreal Canadiens rival, while the Islanders look to extend their own win streak to three.

The Bruins will get Patrice Bergeron back after he missed the last four games with an infection in his elbow that required surgery. Jack Studnicka will be the odd-man out, while the rest of the forward group remains the same.

Linus Ullmark will get the start for the Bruins opposite of Semyon Varlamov.

NESN will air Bruins versus Islanders in full, with pregame coverage starting at 11:30 a.m. ET. Puck drop from TD Garden is scheduled for 12:30 p.m.

Here are the projected lines and defense pairings for both teams.

BOSTON BRUINS (40-19-5)
Brad Marchand–Patrice Bergeron–Jake DeBrusk
Taylor Hall–Erik Haula–David Pastrnak
Trent Frederic–Charlie Coyle–Craig Smith
Nick Foligno–Tomas Nosek–Curtis Lazar

Hampus Lindholm–Charlie McAvoy
Matt Grzelcyk–Brandon Carlo
Derek Forbort–Connor Clifton

Linus Ullmark

NEW YORK ISLANDERS (28-25-9)
Anders Lee–Brock Nelson–Anthony Beauvillier
Zach Parise–Mathew Barzal–Oliver Wahlstrom
Josh Bailey–Jean-Gabriel Pageau–Kyle Palmieri
Matt Martin–Casey Cizikas–Kieffer Bellows

Zdeno Chara–Noah Dobson
Adam Pelech–Ryan Pulock
Sebastian Aho–Andy Greene

Semyon Varlamov

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