By Ty Anderson, 985TheSportsHub.com
The Bruins will not get David Pastrnak back in action for Saturday’s Game 3 against the Carolina Hurricanes.
But the Bruins will add three new faces to the lineup, with Connor Clifton in for Jeremy Lauzon, and Par Lindholm and Jack Studnicka filling in for Karson Kuhlman and Nick Ritchie up front.
This is Cassidy indeed following through on his Friday word that he’d make ‘multiple’ lineup changes for this contest, with ‘energy’ being the name of the game for the Boston coach.
Lindholm’s return to action will see him return to the middle of Boston’s fourth line between Joakim Nordstrom and Chris Wagner, moving Sean Kuraly up to a third line with Charlie Coyle and Studnicka.
Clifton, meanwhile, will play to the right of Matt Grzelcyk on Boston’s third pairing.
In net, with Tuukka Rask opting out of the postseason, it will be Jaroslav Halak in goal. He’ll be opposed by Petr Mrazek.
Here are the complete lines and pairings for the Bruins…
Brad Marchand – Patrice Bergeron – Anders Bjork
Jake DeBrusk – David Krejci – Ondrej Kase
Sean Kuraly – Charlie Coyle – Jack Studnicka
Joakim Nordstrom – Par Lindholm – Chris Wagner
Zdeno Chara – Charlie McAvoy
Torey Krug – Brandon Carlo
Matt Grzelcyk – Connor Clifton
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