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Hockey Night time In New England: Projected Bruins-Penguins Traces


The Bruins look to bounce again Saturday in opposition to a Pittsburgh Penguins aspect preventing for a playoff spot.

Boston additionally has playoff place to play for because it competes with the New York Rangers for the highest total seed within the Jap Convention. A win of any sort for the Black and Gold on Saturday and a Florida Panthers loss additionally would clinch the Atlantic Division for the B’s.

The Bruins will get assist in that effort from Pat Maroon, who is anticipated to make his debut within the Spoked-B. The three-time Stanely Cup champion was acquired earlier than the NHL commerce deadline and had been making his method again recovering from again surgical procedure. He’s anticipated to fit into the fourth line with James van Riemsdyk scratched from the lineup.

Parker Wotherspoon additionally might be scratched from the lineup with Kevin Shattenkirk again in to pair with Andrew Peeke; the veteran defenseman practiced with the second energy play unit together with Maroon.

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Linus Ullmark rotates in and begins reverse Alex Nedeljkovic, who is anticipated to make his eleventh straight begin for Pittsburgh.

Puck drop at PPG Paints Enviornment is scheduled at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

Listed here are the projected strains and defensive pairings for the Bruns and Penguins.

BOSTON BRUINS (46-18-15)
Danton Heinen — Pavel Zacha — David Pastrnak
Brad Marchand — Charlie Coyle — Jake DeBrusk
John Beecher — Morgan Geekie — Trent Frederic
Jakub Lauko — Jesper Boqvist — Pat Maroon

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Hampus Lindholm — Charlie McAvoy
Matt Grzelcyk — Brandon Carlo
Kevin Shattenkirk — Andrew Peeke

Linus Ullmark

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS (37-30-12)
Drew O’Connor — Sidney Crosby — Bryan Rust
Michael Bunting — Evgeni Malkin — Rickard Rakell
Reilly Smith — Lars Eller — Valtteri Puustinen
Radim Zohorna — Jeff Carter — Emil Bemstrom

Pierre-Olivier Joseph — Kris Letang
Marcus Pettersson — Erik Karlsson
Ryan Shea — Jack St. Ivany

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Alex Nedeljkovic

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