Pre-game Skate: B’s/Caps Game 3
With the series tied 1-1 and shifting to Washington it should get interesting. Both teams are in search of offense as there has been a total of 4 goals scored in the series.
Tim Thomas will get an earful being in D.C. after his boycotting of the White House in January. I’m sure the fans will be harassing him and trying to take him off his game.
It was this time last year in the playoffs when the B’s identity was born. A trip to Montreal down 2-0 in the series, they took both games on the road and rolled from that point.
NESN has the line-ups:
Projected Bruins lines
Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Rich Peverley
Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Tyler Seguin
Benoit Pouliot-Chris Kelly-Brian Rolston
Daniel Paille-Gregory Campbell-Shawn Thornton
Zdeno Chara-Dennis Seidenberg
Andrew Ference-Johnny Boychuk
Greg Zanon-Joe Corvo
Scratches: Adam McQuaid (upper body), Nathan Horton (concussion), Tuukka Rask (groin), Mike Mottau, Jordan Caron
Projected Capitals lines
Alex Ovechkin-Brooks Laich-Troy Brouwer
Marcus Johansson-Nicklas Backstrom-Alexander Semin
Jason Chimera-Jay Beagle-Mathieu Perrault
Keith Aucoin-Matt Hendricks-Joel Ward
Karl Alzner-John Carlson
Roman Hamrlik-Mike Green
Jeff Schultz-Dennis Wideman
Scratches: John Erskine, Jeff Halpern, Mike Knuble, Cody Eakin, Dmitry Orlov, Tomas Vokoun (groin), Michal Neuvirth (leg)