BOSTON -- The wait is finally over for the Boston Bruins and St. Louis Blues.
The 2019 Stanley Cup Final will begin Monday night at TD Garden, and there aren't any major surprises when it comes to the projected lineups for both teams.
After missing Sunday's practice due to a maintenance day, B's forward Brad Marchand was back on the ice for Monday's morning skate. Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy confirmed Marchand will be in the lineup for the series opener.
Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara also is ready to go after not playing in Boston's Eastern Conference Final-clinching Game 4 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes. Veteran defenseman John Moore will come out of the lineup with Chara returning.
Tuukka Rask will start in net for Boston, and he will be opposed by Blues rookie goaltender Jordan Binnington.
The Bruins have not won Game 1 of a Stanley Cup Final since 1974 against the Philadelphia Flyers. The Blues are 0-12 in three Stanley Cup Final appearances.
Here are the projected Game 1 lineups for both teams.
Brad Marchand--Patrice Bergeron--David Pastrnak
Jake DeBrusk--David Krejci--David Backes
Marcus Johansson--Charlie Coyle--Danton Heinen
Joakim Nordstrom--Sean Kuraly--Noel Acciari
Zdeno Chara--Charlie McAvoy
Torey Krug--Brandon Carlo
Matt Grzelcyk--Connor Clifton
ST. LOUIS BLUES
Jaden Schwartz--Brayden Schenn--Vladimir Tarasenko
Sammy Blais--Ryan O’Reilly--David Perron
Pat Maroon--Tyler Bozak--Robert Thomas
Ivan Barbashev--Oskar Sundqvist--Alex Steen
Joel Edmundson--Alex Pietrangelo
Jay Bouwmeester--Colton Parayko
Carl Gunnarsson--Robert Bortuzzo
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