BOSTON – The Bruins were back on the ice in full force for a Monday morning skate at TD Garden before Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals against the Blackhawks.
Claude Julien kept the newly-formed Bruins third line of Daniel Paille, Chris Kelly and Tyler Seguin together after they produced a pair of goals against the Blackhawks in their Game 2 overtime win, and it appears everything else will stay status quo for the Black and Gold.
The Bruins have to know that since 1939, in 1-1 splits after two games of the Stanley Cup Finals, the team that takes Game 3 has gone on to win the Cup 21 of the 25 times.
That’s an 84 percent win rate, and that’s something the Bruins can’t ignore as they look to really take a firm grasp of the series against a Chicago team that’s been very evenly matched against them.
Here are the expected line combos and D-pairings based on the Monday morning skate for the B’s: