Here’s your Boston Hockey Now Boston Bruins Game Day Preview:
Boston Bruins (50-10-5, 105 pts) @ Chicago Blackhawks (22-38-6, 50 pts)
TIME: 8:30 p.m. ET
Radio: 98.5 The Sports Hub
Here’s the DraftKings Massachusetts Sportsbook Betting lines:
Money Line: Bruins (-425), Blackhawks (+340)
Puck Line: Bruins -1.5 (-165), Oilers +1.5 (+140)
Over/Under: OVER 6 (+100), UNDER 6 (-120)
Boston Bruins Notes
-After missing the game in Detroit on Sunday due to a swollen foot from a blocked shot on Saturday, defenseman Hampus Lindholm took part in the morning skate on Tuesday. Lindholm was the left-shot defenseman on the second pairing with Dmitry Orlo on the right. He is expected to play tonight.
-Boston Bruins defenseman Brandon Carlo crashed into the end boards early in Sunday’s 5-3 loss to the Detroit Red Wings but battled through and finished the game. Well, it looks like head coach Jim Montgomery wants to play it safe with the shutdown defenseman. Carlo was not part of the regular three d-pairings at the skate on Tuesday morning in Chicago and will not play tonight.
-Leading Vezina Trophy candidate Linus Ullmark will get the nod against the Blackhawks. Ullmark is 33-4-1 with a 1.89 GAA and a .938 save percentage.
Chicago Blackhawks Notes
-The Chicago Blackhawks have gone through a decent facelift on their lineup since the Bruins dominated them in a 6-1 win at TD Garden back on Nov. 19. Gone by the NHL Trade Deadline on March 3 were longtime Blackhawks and future hall of fame winger Patrick Kane, center Max Domi, winger Sam Lafferty, and defensemen Jack Johnson and Jake McCabe. The Blackhawks have a different lineup almost every night as they have gone into full ‘Tank for [Connor] Bedard’ mode!
-One of the players that the Blackhawks added to their roster before the NHL Trade Deadline was former Boston Bruins prospect, Anders Bjork. Bjork had three assists in his second game with the Blackhawks on March 6 but went pointless in his next two. He also, unfortunately, suffered an undisclosed injury in his last game and will miss at least the next two games.
-Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews is still out indefinitely with an undisclosed illness.
-The Chicago Blackhawks inked Ryder Rolston, the son of former Boston Bruins winger Brian Rolston, to a three-year, entry-level contract with an $895,000 salary cap hit. During his Dad’s first tenure here, Ryder, a regular around the Bruins dressing room, was originally a fifth-round pick (No. 139 overall) of the Colorado Avalanche at the 2020 NHL Entry Draft. Rolston, along with forward Josh Dickinson, were acquired by Chicago on April 12, 2021, in a trade that sent former Bruins forward Carl Soderberg to the Avalanche. He spent the last three seasons playing for the University of Notre Dame.
Boston Bruins Lineup:
Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Jake DeBrusk
Pavel Zacha-David Krejci-David Pastrnak
Tyler Bertuzzi-Charlie Coyle-Trent Frederic
A.J. Greer-Tomas Nosek-Garnet Hathaway
Matt Grzelcyk-Charlie McAvoy
Hampus Lindholm-Dmitry Orlov
Derek Forbort-Connor Clifton
Chicago Blackhawks Lineup:
Lukas Reichel-Phillipp Kurashev-Andreas Athanasiou
Tyler Johnson-Jason Dickinson-Taylor Raddysh
Mike Hardman-Mackenzie Entwistle-Buddy Robinson
Boris Katchouk-Jujhar Khaira-Joey Anderson
Caleb Jones-Seth Jones
Jarred Tinordi-Nikita Zaitsev
Filip Roos-Ian Mitchell