The Boston Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs fittingly will end their first-round 2019 Stanley Cup playoff series with a Game 7 matchup Tuesday night at TD Garden.
It's the second consecutive season and third time this decade that the B's and Leafs will end a thrilling first-round series with a Game 7.
The Bruins won't make any chances from their Game 6 lineup, head coach Bruce Cassidy said Tuesday morning. This means forwards David Backes and Chris Wagner will be healthy scratches.
Here is Cassidy's reasoning for not changing the lineup after Sunday's 4-2 win in Toronto.
#NHLBruins coach Bruce Cassidy on going with the same lineup tonight: "I thought Game 6 was our identity, our type of game, in terms of pace, physicality, finishing, all aspects of the game, special teams. That’s probably the biggest [reason for the] decision." pic.twitter.com/w0QagWd3zN— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) April 23, 2019
Leafs center Zach Hyman, who has taken a lot of physical punishment this series, was not at the Leafs' morning skate. The Leafs have not officially ruled him out, so we'll have to wait until closer to puck drop for more on Hyman's status.
Here are the projected lineups for both teams.
Brad Marchand--Patrice Bergeron--Danton Heinen
Jake DeBrusk--David Krejci--David Pastrnak
Marcus Johansson--Charlie Coyle--Karson Kuhlman
Joakim Nordstrom--Sean Kuraly--Noel Acciari
Zdeno Chara--Charlie McAvoy
Torey Krug--Brandon Carlo
John Moore--Matt Grzelcyk
TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS
Nic Petan--John Tavares--Mitch Marner
Andreas Johnsson--Auston Matthews--Kasperi Kapanen
Patrick Marleau--William Nylander--Connor Brown
Tyler Ennis--Zach Hyman--Trevor Moore
Morgan Rielly--Ron Hainsey
Jake Muzzin--Nikita Zaitsev
Jake Gardiner--Travis Dermott
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