11:30 a.m. ET: The Bruins and Blackhawks needed 10 periods to complete Games 1 and 2, and through all of the hockey played in Chicago, we’re still right where we were to start the series — all tied up.
The two teams split the first two in Chicago, and now the Bruins and Blackhawks return to Boston where it is now a best-of-five series for the Stanley Cup. After the Hawks won a triple-overtime thriller in Game 1, the B’s bounced back to win in overtime (just one) in Game 2. That sets up the all-important Game 3 on Monday night at TD Garden.
The Bruins weathered a pretty formidable storm in Game 2 as Chicago came out and took it to them in the first period. However, Tuukka Rask was able to stop 18 of 19 shots to keep the B’s in the game, and Claude Julien’s coaching decision set the stage for Daniel Paille’s game-winning goal in OT. Paille’s new line, which puts him with Chris Kelly and Tyler Seguin, was also one of the big reasons the B’s head home tied in the series. That line accounted for both Boston goals, and they should be back together on Monday night.
At Monday’s morning skate, the Bruins showed no signs of changing up the lines. Here’s what they went with.
Milan Lucic — David Krejci — Nathan Horton
Brad Marchand — Patrice Bergeron — Jaromir Jagr
Daniel Paille — Chris Kelly — Tyler Seguin
Kaspars Daugavins — Rich Peverley — Shawn Thornton
The Blackhawks may be making a change to their lineup, too. Viktor Stalberg could be back in the lineup after he was scratched in place of Brandon Bollig. After playing decently in Game 1, Bollig was a liability in Game 2, and Chicago head coach Joel Quenneville said Stalberg “could play” in Game 3.
The puck drops in Boston on Monday night just after 8 p.m.