BOSTON — The Bruins will host the Washington Capitals in preseason action on Tuesday night at TD Garden, with puck drop set for 7:00 p.m. ET (98.5 The Sports Hub). It marks the first of three preseason home games at TD Garden.
The game will feature a five-minute, sudden-death overtime period using the new '3-on-3' format, regardless of the score at the end of regulation time. Forty-five NHL preseason games will include this expanded opportunity to test the new 3-on-3 OT format in advance of its introduction to regular-season play when the 2015-16 NHL season opens on Wednesday, Oct. 7.
The expected roster for Tuesday’s game against the Capitals can be found below. Please note the roster is subject to change.
FORWARDS: Matt Beleskey, Anton Blidh, Austin Czarnik, Brandon DeFazio, Brian Ferlin, Justin Hickman, Chris Kelly, Alex Khokhlachev, David Krejci, David Pastrnak, Zach Senyshyn, Frank Vatrano
DEFENSEMEN: Linus Arnesson, Chris Casto, Torey Krug, Adam McQuaid, Kevan Miller, Joe Morrow
GOALTENDERS: Zane McIntyre, Malcolm Subban
Based on morning line rushes, here are the projected lines and defensive pairs:
Matt Beleskey — David Krejci — David Pastrnak
Frank Vatrano — Austin Czarnik — Brian Ferlin
Brandon DeFazio — Alex Khokhlachev — Zach Senyshyn
Anton Blidh — Chris Kelly — Justin Hickman
Torey Krug — Adam McQuaid
Linus Arnesson — Kevan Miller
Joe Morrow — Chris Casto