The Boston Bruins will head north of the border for the second leg of their penultimate back-to-back of the 2021-22 NHL season.
After taking down the New York Rangers at TD Garden on Saturday, the Bruins will try to notch their fourth win in five games Sunday when they visit the Canadiens. Montreal also is set to play its second game in as many days, as it suffered a 6-4 loss in Ottawa to the Senators on Saturday.
Boston welcomed back both David Pastrnak and Hampus Lindholm against New York, and both players are expected to take the ice at Bell Centre. Linus Ullmark also made his return from injury against the Rangers, but Jeremy Swayman is projected to be in between the pipes against the Canadiens.
Sunday will mark the fourth and final meeting of the campaign between the Original Six rivals. The Black and Gold claimed the first three head-to-head matchups by a combined score of 13-5.
Here are the projected lines and defensive pairings for Sunday’s Bruins-Canadiens game:
Boston Bruins (48-25-5)
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
Montreal Canadiens (20-48-11)
Cole Caufield–Nick Suzuki–Mike Hoffman
Rem Pitlick–Christian Dvorak–Brendan Gallagher
Mathieu Perreault–Jake Evans–Josh Anderson
Michael Pezzetta–Ryan Poehling–Tyler Pitlick
Alexander Romanov–David Savard
Joel Edmundson–Jeff Petry
Jordan Harris–Chris Wideman
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