Projecting The Boston Bruins Playoff Starting Lineup

As the Boston Bruins have just tied the all-time wins record in a season with 62 and have three games left to play, they may have one of the most impressive lineups from top to bottom ever. Their current lineup is not indicative of what we will see in the playoffs as they have already had the Presidents' Trophy locked up for a while and are trying to give some of their players an opportunity with only the wins record to play for before the playoffs.

The Bruins just placed Nick Foligno and Derek Forbort on the long-term injured reserve (LTIR) as of April 8, but that could also be to create room to call up some players. As they only have to spend a certain amount of time on the injured reserve to be placed on LTIR and free up cap space, there's still a chance both could be back for the first round. Foligno is striving to come back sometime during the first round while Forbort has just been ruled out of the rest of the regular season. David Krejci is just day-to-day, but the assumption is that he's ensuring he's healthy for the first round.

So with Krejci in and Foligno and Forbort held off of the Game 1 lineup, here's what the Bruins should look like:

Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - Jake DeBrusk
Pavel Zacha - David Krejci - David Pastrnak
Taylor Hall - Charlie Coyle - Tyler Bertuzzi
Trent Frederic - Tomas Nosek - Garnet Hathaway

Matt Grzelcyk - Charlie McAvoy
Hampus Lindholm - Brandon Carlo
Dmitry Orlov - Connor Clifton

Linus Ullmark
Jeremy Swayman

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