Bruins sticking with new line combinations; Rask in net

Bruins sticking with new line combinations; Rask in net
March 25, 2013, 7:00 pm
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BOSTON -- The Bruins will go with the newly configured lines from the Sunday practice at TD Garden when they take on the Maple Leafs at the Garden on Monday night. Milan Lucic has dropped down to the third line with Rich Peverley and Jordan Caron while going goalless in his last 15 games, and Brad Marchand has been elevated to top line duties with David Krejci and Nathan Horton.

Daniel Paille will replace Marchand’s spot on the left wing of the second line with Patrice Bergeron and Tyler Seguin, and they hope to get a little more balanced scoring from all the lines up and down the lineup. Tuukka Rask was the first goaltender onto the ice for pregame warm-ups and will face off against Maple Leafs goalie James Reimer, who earned the win over Boston at the Air Canada Centre on Saturday night.

The Bruins are also wearing their white sweaters for a home game – a rarity in this day and age of the NHL.

Here are the expected line combos and defense pairings with Boston’s new look designed to get a spark out of the team:

 

Marchand-Krejci-Horton

Paille-Bergeron-Seguin

Lucic-Peverley-Caron

Pandolfo-Campbell-Thornton

 

Chara-Hamilton

Seidenberg-Bartkowski

Ference-Johnson

 

Rask

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