BOSTON (CBS) – The Boston Bruins were back on the practice ice on Friday, and Rich Peverley was back to a familiar spot.
Peverley, who was a healthy scratch in Boston’s 4-1, Game 1 victory over the Maple Leafs on Wednesday, lined up on the Bruins’ third line at the Bruins practice facilities in Wilmington on Friday, alongside Chris Kelly and Jaromir Jarg. With that, Kaspars Daugavins was in a green practice sweater along with Boston’s other extra forwards, Carl Soderberg and Jay Pandolfo.
Boston’s other lines remained the same, with Milan Lucic and Nathan Horton centered by David Krejci, and Tyler Seguin and Brad Marchand centered by Patrice Bergeron.
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Also back on the ice for Boston was rookie defenseman Dougie Hamilton, who sat out Game 1 on Wednesday. With Andrew Ference set to serve his one-game suspension for an illegal hit on Toronto’s Mikhail Grabovski in Game 2, B’s head coach Claude Julien needed to switch up his defensive pairings in preparation.
Hamilton joined veteran Wade Redden on the Bruins’ third defensive pairing, with Zdeno Chara with Adam McQuaid and Dennis Seidenberg alongside Johnny Boychuk. While it’s never good to see the feared “Chardenberg” pairing broken up, splitting Chara and Seidenberg does give Boston more balanced defensive pairings for Saturday night.
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