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:
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: