PITTSBURGH – While there were whispers that Jaromir Jagr might be a healthy scratch for Monday night’s Game 2, it doesn’t appear to be that way according to the pregame warm-up at CONSOL Energy Center. Jagr took all three lineup rushes in his rightful spot with Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand, and it appeared that the Bruins are going to keep the same exact lineup as Saturday night’s Game 1 victory. It really doesn’t seem like there’s any reason to change anything, and potentially alienate the 41-year-old Hall of Famer in the process.
It also made little sense to sit Jagr in place of a player in Kaspars Daugavins that was placed on waivers by the Ottawa Senators just a couple of months ago.
Tomas Vokoun and Tuukka Rask will be the starting goaltenders with a little whisper campaign about a potential Pittsburgh goalie controversy not holding much mileage either.
Here are the forward combos and D-pairings based on the pregame warm-up: