The Bruins are hosting Erik Karlsson and the Ottawa Senators in Game 3 of their first round series. The Bruins surrendered a two goal lead in the third period of Game Two, and everyone’s favorite pylon Dion Phaneuf scored in OT to even the series for the Senators. The Bruins have been bit by the injury bug. Colin Miller went down in Game One, and McQuaid found himself the victim in Game 2. Newcomer Charlie McAvoy has been a pleasant surprise and has mitigated some of the damage, but the Bruins have been running with a largely untested blue-line and that’s likely to continue for Game Two.
Boston announced emergency call ups of two blue-liners this morning. Matt Grzelcyk and Tommy Cross were promoted from the Baby Bs and were are morning skate. David Krejci and Colin Miller took part in morning skate and could return to the lineup tonight. Krejci’s return would be huge for Boston and would allow them to have two scoring lines. In Game One and Two, coach Cassidy elected to load up the Bergeron line and roll for depth and grit in line two through four.
Boston Anticipated Lines
Ottawa Anticipated Lines