It appears that Claude Julien found something he liked in the third period of Monday nights road win over the Carolina Hurricanes. According to the line rushes during pregame skate it appears that the Bruins coach will be keeping spare defenseman Aaron Johnson in the lineup rather than inserting Adam McQuaid now back from Prince Edward Island after attending funeral services for his grandmother McQuaid missed Monday's road game in Carolina to be with his family during the services.
The 29-year-old Johnson played 11:29 of ice time in the victory his third game of the season for the Black and Gold and sports a minus-2 rating along with three shots on goal during that time period. Perhaps the Bruins simply like the way Ference has looked playing the right side with McQuaid out of the lineup, but that will be a question for the Bs head coach following the game.
So the Bs lineup is completely the same except for Tuukka Rask getting back between the pipes after taking the first part of the back-to-back games off.
Johan Hedberg will get his first start of the season for the New Jersey Devils, and hasnt played in an NHL game since April 17. Here is the lineup for the Bruins according to pregame warm-ups: