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

An Original Six rivalry is renewed Tuesday night


January 24

The Bruins meet their NHL rival Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night for the first time this season.

Boston has won five straight games and is coming off a 4-0 victory over the San Jose Sharks at TD Garden. The Habs, despite another struggling season, have won two of their last three games coming into Tuesday.

The Bruins won’t be making any changes to their lineup and will roll with what worked Sunday night against the Sharks. Marc McLaughlin, who was recalled from Providence on Monday, will not play, meaning Joona Koppnanen will remain on the fourth line.

Koppnanen had his best game of the season Sunday and the fourth line overall was pretty strong in the win.

Puck drop for Bruins-Canadiens from Bell Centre is set for 7 p.m. ET. You can catch all the action on NESN beginning at 6 p.m.

Here are the projected lines and defense pairings for Tuesday’s Bruins-Canadiens game:

Brad Marchand–Patrice Bergeron–Craig Smith
Pavel Zacha–David Krejci–David Pastrnak
Taylor Hall–Charlie Coyle–Trent Frederic
Nick Foligno–Joona Koppanen–A.J. Greer

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

Linus Ullmark

Rem Pitlick–Nick Suzuki–Josh Anderson
Mike Hoffman–Kirby Dach–Jesse Ylonen
Jonathan Kovacevic–Christian Dvorak–Evgenii Dadonov
Rafael Harvey-Pinard–Alex Belzile–Michael Pezzetta

Mike Matheson–David Savard
Joel Edmundson–Justin Barron
Jordan Harris–Arber Xhekaj

Samuel Montembeault

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