Puck Drop: 7:00 PM EST | TD Garden | Boston, MA
Radio: WGR 550
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Record: (28-18-6) | 62PTS
Division Ranking: 4th in East Division
PP: 15th (20.7%)
PK: 2nd (86.1%)
What to Watch
1. Luukkonen Starts
Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen will start his third career game and second against the Bruins tonight. He played very well against the Rangers on Tuesday in a 3-1 loss and was strong in his NHL debut against the Bruins last week.
The big Finnish goaltender comes into this game with a .914 save percentage in his first two starts.
2. Mixing the Lines
It appears Don Granato is going to mix the lines a little for the first time in a while. Tage Thompson was removed from the Casey Mittelstadt line in practice and was replaced by Arttu Ruotsalainen. Thompson was demoted to the fourth line with Tobias Rieder and Riley Sheahan.
Drake Caggiula moved up to the line with Dylan Cozens and Anders Bjork to take the spot of Ruotsalainen.
Jeff Skinner - Sam Reinhart - Victor Olofsson
Rasmus Asplund - Casey Mittelstadt - Arttu Ruotsalainen
Anders Bjork - Dylan Cozens - Drake Caggiula
Tobias Rieder - Riley Sheahan - Tage Thompson
Rasmus Dahlin - Henri Jokiharju
Mattias Samuelsson - Rasmus Ristolainen
Jacob Bryson - Will Borgen
Starting Goaltender: Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen
Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - David Pastrnak
Taylor Hall - David Krejci - Craig Smith
Trent Frederic - Sean Kuraly - Charlie Coyle
Nick Ritchie - Curtis Lazar - Chris Wagner
Matt Grzelcyk - Charlie McAvoy
Mike Rielly - Steve Kampfer
Jeremy Lauzon - Connor Clifton
Starting Goaltender: Tuukka Rask