Good morning from TD Garden, where the Bruins will host the Senators tonight in Game No. 5 of the preseason. Tonight’s game will air on NESN and 98.5 The Sports Hub.
Here are lines and pairings this morning:
Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Nathan Horton
Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Rich Peverley
Benoit Pouliot-Chris Kelly-Jordan Caron
Daniel Paille-Gregory Campbell-Chris Clark
Lane MacDermid/Max Sauve-Tyler Seguin-Shawn Thornton
Zdeno Chara-Steven Kampfer
Dennis Seidenberg-Johnny Boychuk
Andrew Ference-Joe Corvo
Matt Bartkowski-Adam McQuaid
* The competition for the 13th forward spot. Jordan Caron has been better than Chris Clark. But Caron can be assigned to Providence without requiring waivers. It wouldn’t hurt Caron to get top-six time in Providence. But would be very difficult to tell Caron he’s not deserving of an NHL job after his camp.
* The competition for the seventh D spot. Coin flip at this point. If my call, Steven Kampfer stays. Matt Bartkowski gets heavy reps in Providence.
UPDATE: Tyler Seguin, Shawn Thornton, Lane MacDermid, Max Sauve, Dennis Seidenberg, Johnny Boychuk, and Anton Khudobin will be the healthy scratches. Tim Thomas will start.