A trip down to Tampa Bay will come with a top-line experimentation from Bruins coach Jim Montgomery, who will put Taylor Hall to the right of Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand on the Black and Gold’s first line.
“I just wanna see it,” Montgomery said of the decision to bump Hall up and to the right. “It’s something we haven’t tried, and we’re always looking at different ways to see if we can use people different ways to just better ourselves. That’s what we’re gonna do there, and give [Hall] the opportunity there.”
The promotion for Hall comes amidst a Jake DeBrusk-less lineup run that’s seen David Pastrnak and Craig Smith skate on DeBrusk’s usual spot to the right of the B’s all-zone, one-two punch of Bergeron and Marchand.