MONTREAL – Good afternoon from the Bell Centre, where the Bruins have concluded their morning skate. The Bruins beat Montreal’s JV squad in Halifax last night, 7-3.
Below is tonight’s lineup with pairings and lines. Some things to watch:
Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Tyler Seguin
Max Sauve-Rich Peverley-Chris Clark
Jordan Caron-Chris Kelly-Jamie Arniel
Lane MacDermid-Gregory Campbell-Shawn Thornton
Dennis Seidenberg-Steven Kampfer
Matt Bartkowski-Johnny Boychuk
Andrew Ference-Colby Cohen
* Tyler Seguin will be the No. 1 right wing tonight. Seguin played center last night between Jordan Caron and Nathan Horton. Seguin is more comfortable at center, where he has more room to skate. If Seguin can play both positions this season, he will give Claude Julien more lineup flexibility.
* Dennis Seidenberg will be on the left side. Seidenberg was on the right side for most of last season and all of the playoffs. Because the Bruins have three right-shot defenseman in Joe Corvo, Johnny Boychuk, and Adam McQuaid, Seidenberg will most likely start the season on the left side. But expect to see Seidenberg with Zdeno Chara when Julien wants a shutdown pairing.
* The game can be heard on 98.5 The Sports Hub. NESN is not airing the game.