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

The B's look to move past their woes

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The Bruins look to get out of their slump and halt their three-game losing streak Saturday afternoon against the Penguins.

Boston welcomes Pittsburgh to TD Garden for a matinee matchup as it tries to clinch a Stanley Cup Playoffs berth.

The Bruins will continue to be shorthanded with David Pastrnak, Linus Ullmark and Hampus Lindholm recovering from injuries, but the good news for the B’s is that Brandon Carlo will return to the lineup after suffering an injury Tuesday and missing Thursday’s loss. Josh Brown will be the odd defenseman out with Carlo slotting back into the lineup.

As for the forwards, Trent Frederic returns to the third line after being a healthy scratch Thursday. Tomas Nosek will watch the game from the ninth floor. Jeremy Swayman will get the start between the pipes for the Bruins.

NESN will air Bruins-Penguins in full, with pregame coverage starting at 11:30 a.m. ET. Puck drop is scheduled for 12:30 p.m., and postgame coverage immediately will follow the final horn. On the go? Stream all the action online at Watch NESN Live.

Here are the projected lines and defense pairings for the teams:

BOSTON BRUINS (45-24-5)
Brad Marchand–Patrice Bergeron–Jake DeBrusk
Taylor Hall–Erik Haula–Jesper Froden
Trent Frederic–Charlie Coyle–Craig Smith
Nick Foligno–Marc McLaughlin–Curtis Lazar

Mike Reilly–Charlie McAvoy
Matt Grzelcyk–Brandon Carlo
Derek Forbort–Connor Clifton

Jeremy Swayman

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS (43-22-11)
Jake Guentzel–Sidney Crosby–Rickard Rakell
Jason Zucker–Jeff Carter–Bryan Rust
Danton Heinen–Teddy Blueger–Brock McGinn
Evan Rodriguez–Brian Boyle–Kasperi Kapanen

Michael Matheson–Kris Letang
Brian Dumoulin–John Marino
Mark Friedman–Chad Ruhwedel

Casey DeSmith

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