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

David Krejci is expected back Tuesday


March 21

The Bruins return to Boston after a five-game road trip to take on the Senators.

The Black and Gold capped off their road trip with a dominant 7-0 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday, marking their third straight victory. Ottawa is on the second night of a back-to-back set after it beat the Pittsburgh Penguins on a Drake Batherson game-winning goal.

Boston continues to round into form heading into the postseason, while the Senators continue their battle for a postseason berth. Ottawa is six points behind the Florida Panthers in the Eastern Conference wild card heading into Tuesday’s matchup.

Head coach Jim Montgomery revealed before the game defenseman Derek Forbort likely won’t return before the end of the regular season. Taylor Hall and Nick Foligno continue to work their way back into the lineup, and David Krejci is projected to be back after taking a game off. Linus Ullmark is expected to be the man between the pipes against Ottawa.

Puck drop is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET and you can watch it live on NESN with pregame coverage starting at 6:30 p.m.

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

Brad Marchand — Patrice Bergeron — Jake DeBrusk
Pavel Zacha — David Krejci — David Pastrnak
Tyler Bertuzzi — Charlie Coyle — Trent Frederic
Jakub Lauko — Tomas Nosek — Garnet Hathaway

Matt Grzelcyk — Charlie McAvoy
Hampus Lindholm — Brandon Carlo
Dmitry Orlov — Connor Clifton

Linus Ullmark

Brady Tkachuk — Tim Stutzle — Drake Batherson
Alex DeBrincat — Ridly Greig — Claude Giroux
Derick Brassard — Shane Pinto — Julien Gauthier
Patrick Brown — Dylan Gambrell — Austin Watson

Jake Sanderson — Artem Zub
Jakob Chychrun — Travis Hamonic
Thomas Chabot — Erik Brannstrom

Mads Sogaard

Thumbnail photo via Timothy T. Ludwig/USA TODAY Sports Images
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