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

The Bruins look to avoid losing two in a row


January 28

The Bruins play their first game of a back-to-back Saturday as their road trip continues against the Florida Panthers.

Boston is coming off a 3-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning that didn’t feature the Bruins’ best hockey, but they still never were out of the game, while the Panthers have lost three straight. The Bruins also look to avoid losing two straight games for the first time all season.

The Bruins didn’t practice Saturday morning, but it wouldn’t be surprising to see head coach Jim Montgomery stick to the same lines he used Thursday night in Tampa, save for switching his goalies after Linus Ullmark got the start against the Bolts.

Puck drop from FLA Live Arena is set for 6 p.m. ET. You can catch all the action beginning at 5 p.m. on NESN.

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

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

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

Jeremy Swayman

Sam Reinhart–Aleksander Barkov–Anton Lundell
Matthew Tkachuk–Sam Bennett–Carter Verhaeghe
Nick Cousins–Colin White–Eetu Luostarinen
Ryan Lomberg–Eric Staal–Givani Smith

Gustav Forsling–Aaron Ekblad
Marc Staal–Brandon Montour
Josh Mahura–Radko Gudas

Alex Lyon

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