Canadiens vs Bruins game 4 thread

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Canadiens look to go up 3-1 in the series tonight as Game 4 sees the Bruins make some serious line changes... or not.


Lots of changes? No changes? A little bit of the same?

Claude Julien started off today by making all kinds of whacky changes to his lines in the morning skate. He had Lyndon Byers skating alongside Patrice Bergeron and Greg Hawgood, he had Krejci between Nevin Markwart and Petri Skriko, and Ken Hodge Jr. centered a line of Marchand, Hodge, and Jeff Lazaro. Everyone had some good chuckles because none of it was for real and Julien revealed that they were just having fun in practice. Everyone that is save Carl Soderberg, who used his option and sat out the skate, and Justin Florek who went down to Providence. Julien says that Soderberg will be available tonight. Florek's spot will be taken by call-up, Matt Fraser. Who knows what lineup the Bruins will ice? All signs point to it essentially being the same as Tuesday, though the lines may be altered - or they may not. It's just fun y'know?

Michel Therrien looks to make no changes and ice the same lineup as Tuesday. That means more Douglas Murray. Is that a smart move?

The Leafs tried really hard to get involved in this whole change thing that was going on, but they didn't really get the hang of it - extending Randy Carlyle, but firing all his assistants.

Also how about that Joe Haggerty-Kirk Minihane feud (and that Haggs column)? What a fun day!

Puck drop is at 7:30 PM

Here's how we see the lines shaping up:

Montreal Canadiens Projected Lineup
Left Wing
Center
Right Wing
Max Pacioretty David Desharnais Brendan Gallagher
Michael Bournival Tomas Plekanec Thomas Vanek
Rene Bourque Lars Eller Brian Gionta
Travis Moen Daniel Briere Dale Weise
Left Defense
Right Defense
Andrei Markov Alexei Emelin
Josh Gorges P.K. Subban
Douglas Murray Mike Weaver
Goaltenders
Carey Price
Peter Budaj

Scratches: Francis Bouillon, Jarred Tinordi, George Parros, Brandon Prust, Ryan White

Injuries: Alex Galchenyuk (lower body)

As for the Bruins they prepare for last rites with the following lineup:

Boston Bruins Projected Lineup
Left Wing
Center
Right Wing
Milan Lucic David Krejci Jarome Iginla
Brad Marchand Patrice Bergeron Reilly Smith
Matt Fraser Carl Soderberg Loui Eriksson
Daniel Paille Gregory Campbell Shawn Thornton
Left Defense
Right Defense
Zdeno Chara Dougie Hamilton
Matt Bartkowski Johnny Boychuk
Torey Krug Kevan Miller
Goaltenders
Tuukka Rask
Chad Johnson

Scratches: Andrej Meszaros, Corey Potter, Matt Fraser

Injuries: Chris Kelly (Back injury - day-to-day), Dennis Seidenberg (Right knee surgery), Adam McQuaid (Lower body injury),

Check out the opposing side at Stanley Cup of Chowder

This game will be carried on CBC and RDS in Canada and NBCSN in the US.

You can stream the HNIC (CBC) feed here.

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