Ference replacing Hamilton, only change to lineup

Ference replacing Hamilton, only change to lineup
May 6, 2013, 12:45 pm
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TORONTO –- The Bruins held an optional skate at the Air Canada Centre in anticipation of Game 3 with only Tuukka Rask and Nathan Horton missing from the Black and Gold crew that took the ice. 

Claude Julien wouldn’t confirm that Zdeno Chara and Dennis Seidenberg will be paired back together again now that Andrew Ference is back from his one-game suspension, but expect that to happen. 

Also expect Tuukka Rask to be the starting goaltender against James Reimer as has been the case in the first two games, as well as for Dougie Hamilton to be the only B’s skater scratched that suited up for Game 2.

Other than Hamilton sitting and Ference's return, there will likely be no lineup changes for the Black and Gold as they look to weather a raucous Toronto crowd welcoming playoff hockey to Leafs Land for the first time in nine years.

Here are the expected line combos and D-pairings for Game 3 based on recent practices and morning skate:

Lucic-Krejci-Horton
Marchand-Bergeron-Seguin
Peverley-Kelly-Jagr
Paille-Campbell-Thornton

Chara-Seidenberg
Ference-Boychuk
Redden-McQuaid

Rask