Bruins face Lightning with faceoffs a key factor for Game 1

Kelly/By S. Bradley

BOSTON — The Bruins stuck to the same forward lines for tonight’s warm-up as they had all week during practices in the absence of Patrice Bergeron.

Here’s their alignment:

Lucic-Krejci-Horton

Marchand-Kelly-Recchi

Ryder-Peverley-Seguin

Paille-Campbell-Thornton

Chara-Seidenberg

Kaberle-McQuaid

Ference-Boychuk

With Bergeron out, the Bruins’ other centermen are going to have to up their success rate on draws.

“It’s going to be a group effort,” said Bergeron’s second-line replacement Chris Kelly this morning. “Obviously, Bergie’s a great faceoff guy. We all know that. I think it’s just being prepared each draw and knowing what your job is on each faceoff.”

Here’s how the Lightning, who change their lines numerous times during a game, skated their warm-up shifts:

Gagne-Lecavalier-Purcell

St. Louis-Stamkos-Malone

Bergenheim-Moore-Downie

Thompson-Hall

Ohlund-Brewer

Hedman-Clark

Lundin-Bergeron

R. Jones

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