WASHINGTON DC – The Bruins will go with the same group that brought them a solid two points against Tampa Bay on Thursday night aside from the absence of Jaromir Jagr, who stayed behind in Boston while battling a case of the flu. Tuukka Rask will get the start between the pipes, and Kaspars Daugavins will take Jagr’s place skating on the right wing on Boston’s third line. Rask has a .950 save percentage during the month of April, and has shutouts in each of his last starting assignments for the Black and Gold.
Dougie Hamilton will also be a healthy scratch for the fifth time in the last eight games for Boston. Here are the line combos and D pairings for the Bruins based on pregame warm-up: