TAMPA – The Bruins are getting something close to the lineup they envisioned during training camp with the return of the Big Swede, Carl Soderberg. The big-bodied winger traded shifts with Jordan Caron during pre-game warm-ups at the Tampa Bay Times Forum, and will be getting his first taste this season skating with Chris Kelly and Brad Marchand.
On defense it Matt Bartkowski will go back to being a healthy scratch after playing three straight games, and the Bruins will feature the same defensive pairings as opening night against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Tuukka Rask and Ben Bishop were the first goaltenders on the ice for Boston and Tampa Bay, and should be the focal points for a pretty good goaltending duel.
Here are the expected line combos and D-pairings based on the pregame warm-up: