The Boston Bruins have a tough task tonight as they take on the NHL leading Tampa Bay Lightning tonight in Boston.
For the occasion, Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy announced some pretty big names will be returning to the lineup tonight. Both Brad Marchand and David Backes will be back in the lineup tonight.
"Obviously things happen, but the goal is to stay in the lineup for the rest of the year without missing any games. It’s not always in our control, but I feel good and hopefully I can stay in for a while." Marchand said on Tuesday.
Cassidy also announced his starting goalie for tonight's matchup, and he's decided to roll with Tuukka Rask against the high scoring Lightning.
“We’ve got to get Tuukka back up to where we want it, and that comes with getting him in there” Cassidy said.
Marchand will skate on the B's first line with Patrice Bergeron and David Pastrnak. Backes will likely play right wing on the B's second line with Riley Nash at center and Danton Heinen on the left.
What do you think of Cassidy's changes and choices?
Bruce Cassidy says Tuukka Rask will start in goal tonight. #NHLBruins— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) November 29, 2017
Cassidy also says Brad Marchand, David Backes, and Ryan Spooner will all return to the lineup tonight. #NHLBruins— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) November 29, 2017