MONTREAL – It’s officially hockey time again with the Bruins and Canadiens readying for a preseason tilt at the Bell Centre, where a group of Boston’s players will take on a veteran heavy Habs group including P.K. Subban and Daniel Briere. The sibling showdown between B’s goalie Malcolm Subban and his Norris Trophy winning older brother was national news in Canada today, and highlights another fun chapter in the best rivalry going in the NHL.
Gregory Campbell is being held out of the lineup as he comes back from the broken bone in his leg, so Harvard University product Alex Fallstrom will center the fourth line with Daniel Paille and Shawn Thornton on either side of him. Torey Krug and Adam McQuaid take their normal turns as defensemen partners, and Zach Trotman looks to build on a strong training camp thus far.
Here are the line combs and D-pairings based on the pregame warm-up with Chad Johnson expected to get the start between the pipes:
Torey Krug-Adam McQuaid
Matt Bartkowski-Kevan Miller
Tommy Cross-Zach Trotman