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Cassidy Makes Final Lineup Decisions For Tonight's Opener.

Published October 3, 2018 at 4:01 PM
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The Boston Bruins roll into Washington tonight and they'll be trying to spoil the Washington Capitals Stanley Cup banner raising night. 

After yesterday's practice we had a pretty good idea of what tonight's group was going to look like with the exceptions of a decision upfront. 

Head Coach Bruce Cassidy confirmed tonight's projected lineup in front of starting goalie Tuukka Rask up against Alex Ovechkin and his teammates. 

Matt Grzelcyk and Kevan Miller will form the team's third defensive paring as Urho Vaakanainen and Steven Kampfer will be healthy scratches on the blue line. 


Lee Stempniak is still on his PTO and trying to earn a contract while Anders Bjork will be the oddman out up front as Joakim Nordstrom will take the left wing spot on the fourth line. 

Here's a look at both projected lineups for tonight:

BRUINS

FORWARDS

Marchand - Bergeron - PastrnakDeBrusk - Krejci - HeinenDonato - Kuraly - BackesNordstrom - Acciari - Wagner

DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS

Chara - McAvoyMoore - CarloGrzelcyk - Miller

GOALTENDER

Rask

CAPITALS

FORWARDS

Ovechkin – Kuznetsov – ConnollyVrana – Backstrom – OshieBurakovsky – Eller – StephensonWalker – Dowd – SmithPelly

DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS

Orlov – NiskaneCarlson – DjoosOrpik – Bowey

GOALTENDER

Holtby
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