“I’d rather go into the playoffs feeling good about ourselves than not,” coach Claude Julien said. “You’ve seen teams that have struggled, then when they start the playoffs, it’s a whole different story. I’d rather not go there. I’d rather be the confident team.”
To that end, the Bruins appear to be sending out a lineup that could resemble their Game 1 formation.
Tonight’s expected lineup, based on the morning skate:
Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Rich Peverley
Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Tyler Seguin
Carl Soderberg-Chris Kelly-Jaromir Jagr
Daniel Paille-Gregory Campbell-Shawn Thornton
Zdeno Chara-Dennis Seidenberg
Andrew Ference-Johnny Boychuk
Wade Redden-Adam McQuaid
* Nathan Horton (upper body) skated on his own this morning. Horton is day-to-day.
* Chris Kelly will return to center. Carl Soderberg will go back to left wing. The two had switched positions the last two games.