The Bruins are not planning on making any lineup changes for Game 3. Claude Julien said he would be surprised if Dennis Seidenberg played tonight. Seidenberg was one of the last four players on the ice for today’s optional morning skate (Aaron Johnson, Jay Pandolfo, and Kaspars Daugavins were the others), indicating that he will be out of uniform for a third straight game.
Wade Redden skated this morning. But Redden remained on the ice after Torey Krug had returned to the dressing room.
Tonight’s expected lineup:
Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Nathan Horton
Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Jaromir Jagr
Rich Peverley-Chris Kelly-Tyler Seguin
Daniel Paille-Gregory Campbell-Shawn Thornton
Zdeno Chara-Dougie Hamilton
Matt Bartkowski-Johnny Boychuk
Torey Krug-Adam McQuaid
* The Bruins are expecting Ryan McDonagh and Dan Girardi to play together on the Rangers’ top pairing. They did not play together in Games 1 and 2. Girardi was on the ice for all five Boston goals in Game 2. The two defensemen played against Alex Ovechkin’s line in the opening round.
* With Tuukka Rask staying off the ice this morning, goaltending coach Bob Essensa manned one net while Anton Khudobin patrolled the other crease.