Here's how Bruins will line up for their pre-Cup Final scrimmage

Matt Kalman
May 23, 2019 - 3:30 pm

If you’re headed to TD Garden for the Bruins’ intrasquad scrimmage to tune up for the Stanley Cup Final, here’s what the lineups will look like at the start

Team 1

Brad Marchand – Patrice Bergeron – David Pastrnak

Joakim Nordstrom – Sean Kuraly – Noel Acciari

Paul Carey – Jack Studnicka – Peter Cehlarik/Zach Senyshyn

Torey Krug – Brandon Carlo

John Moore – Steven Kampfer

Urho Vaakanainen

 

Team 2

Jake DeBrusk – David Krejci – David Backes

Marcus Johansson – Charlie Coyle – Danton Heinen

Anton Blidh – Trent Frederic – Karson Kuhlman

Zdeno Chara – Charlie McAvoy

Matt Grzelcyk – Connor Clifton

Jeremy Lauzon – Jakub Zboril

The Bruins will also divide up the goaltending between Tuukka Rask, Jaroslav Halak, Zane McIntyre and Kyle Keyser.

Coach Bruce Cassidy has said repeatedly that the lineups could change during the game depending on how things go and how much special teams factor in.

The plan is to duplicate a game night, but with limitations. Cassidy said the players aren’t required to wear suits and ties on their journey to the Garden. He also wasn’t sure if we’d hear “Zombie Nation” played after a goal.

“Try to just replicate the routine more than anything,” Cassidy said.

Sounds like a lot of effort and risk for little benefit, but it’s difficult to question the Bruins, who will play in the Cup Final for the third time in nine seasons starting Monday.

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