The Boston Bruins roll into Washington tonight and they'll be trying to spoil the Washington Capitals Stanley Cup banner raising night.
After yesterday's practice we had a pretty good idea of what tonight's group was going to look like with the exceptions of a decision upfront.
Head Coach Bruce Cassidy confirmed tonight's projected lineup in front of starting goalie Tuukka Rask up against Alex Ovechkin and his teammates.
Matt Grzelcyk and Kevan Miller will form the team's third defensive paring as Urho Vaakanainen and Steven Kampfer will be healthy scratches on the blue line.
Lee Stempniak is still on his PTO and trying to earn a contract while Anders Bjork will be the oddman out up front as Joakim Nordstrom will take the left wing spot on the fourth line.
Here's a look at both projected lineups for tonight:
Marchand - Bergeron - Pastrnak
DeBrusk - Krejci - Heinen
Donato - Kuraly - Backes
Nordstrom - Acciari - Wagner
Chara - McAvoy
Moore - Carlo
Grzelcyk - Miller
Ovechkin – Kuznetsov – Connolly
Vrana – Backstrom – Oshie
Burakovsky – Eller – Stephenson
Walker – Dowd – SmithPelly
Orlov – Niskane
Carlson – Djoos
Orpik – Bowey