There aren’t really any lineup questions for the Bruins today as they prepare for Game 6 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series in Montreal with a chance to eliminate the Canadiens.
For the third straight game, veteran Mark Recchi exercised his option to not go on the ice for morning skate. But otherwise everyone else was on the ice, and there’s no way head coach Claude Julien is going to mess with success.
The Habs, on the other hand, have a couple dilemmas in terms of who’s going to suit up tonight. Both center David Desharnais and defenseman James Wisniewski suffered injuries in Montreal’s Game 5 loss. Neither practiced yesterday nor took part in the Habs’ optional morning skate today at the Bell Centre.
Head coach Jacques Martin classified both as game-time decisions. The Twitter feed of Sportsnet analyst Nick Kypreos, however, reported that Desharnais’ injury is serious enough to keep him out for tonight and also if there’s a Game 7 tomorrow.
Down three games to two, Martin’s going to use every weapon at his disposal — including mystery. If either player can’t go tonight, forward Benoit Pouliot and defenseman/forward Yannick Weber, who scored a goal in Game 2, are candidates to get into the lineup.