The Bruins are at home, hosting the visiting Washington Capitals at TD Garden on NESN.
Last time in Bruins Hockey…
Bruins hosted the Caps and lost in the shootout
The Bruins are now at 12-5-3, tied for 3rd in the MassMutual East division, 3 points behind the Caps.
What will be the lines today?
The lines may be a little confusing.
Forward Ondrej Kase is still on IR.
David Krejci and Matt Grzelcyk are both back after being out with a lower body injuries.
Jeremy Lauzon is on IR after hand surgery, Kevan Miller is out with knee issues. Jarred Tinordi was picked up off waivers from Nashville, and should play tonight.
Charlie Coyle is back from the COVID protocol, Sean Kuraly is a scratch
Jaro will be in net.
|Bruins Forward Lines|
|Bruins Defensive pairs|
|#41 Jaroslav Halak||(#40 Tuukka Rask)|
Tonight’s opponents are the Washington Capitals. The Caps are leading the division – in points, but not in points percentage (That’s still the Bruins – barely). This will be the first time Zdeno Chara will be in the TD Garden as an adversary since he was with Ottawa. The team is looking healthy.
Vitek Vanacek will be in net.
(h/t Daily Faceoff and the Washington Post’s Samantha Pell @SamanthaJPell):
#8 Alex Ovechkin — #92 Evgeny Kuznetsov — #73 Conor Sheary
#13 Jakub Vrana — #19 Nicklas Backstrom — #43 Tom Wilson
#14 Richard Panik — #20 Lars Eller — #77 T.J. Oshie
#62 Carl Hagelin — #26 Nic Dowd — #21 Garnet Hathaway
#4 Brenden Dillon — #74 John Carlson
#9 Dmitri Orlov — #2 Justin Schultz
#33 Zdeno Chara — #3 Nick Jensen
#41 Vitek Vanecek
(#31 Craig Anderson)