Chance Chara, Seidenberg split for Game 6

Chance Chara, Seidenberg split for Game 6
May 12, 2013, 7:15 pm
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TORONTO – It looks like the Bruins are going to shake things up a little bit with Andrew Ference out of the lineup for Game 6.

The Bruins broke up Zdeno Chara and Dennis Seidenberg during pregame warm-ups, and inserted Dougie Hamilton into a pairing with Wade Redden indicating the 19-year-old might be getting his second appearance in the Stanley Cup playoffs. The forward lines appeared to be the same as they’ve been, but it will be interesting to see what the Black and Gold open up with on the backline.

Ference had been averaging over 20 minutes of ice time during his four playoff games against Toronto, and the Bruins had multiple defensive breakdowns when they split Chara and Seidenberg during Ference’s absence due to suspension.

Tuukka Rask and James Reimer were the first goaltenders onto the ice, and will again gets the start for the Bruins and Maple Leafs respectively. Here are the forward combos and defense pairings based on the pregame warm-up:

 

Lucic-Krejci-Horton

Marchand-Bergeron-Seguin

Peverley-Kelly-Jagr

Paille-Campbell-Thornton

 

Chara-Boychuk

Seidenberg-McQuaid

Redden-Hamilton

 

Rask