MONTREAL -- Defenseman Matt Bartkowski and forward Matt Fraser entered the Boston Bruins lineup for Game 4 of their Eastern Conference Second Round series against the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday.
The Canadiens made no changes to the lineup that won 4-2 in Game 3 on Tuesday to give them a 2-1 lead in the best-of-7 series.
Bartkowski took the spot of Andrej Meszaros on defense for his first game action since his penalty in double overtime of Game 1 led to P.K. Subban's game-winning goal. Meszaros had an assist in each of the past two games and played 17:19 in the Bruins' Game 3 loss.
Fraser was officially called up from Providence of the American Hockey League on Thursday morning and took part in the Bruins' morning skate at Bell Centre. He made his Stanley Cup Playoff debut playing on a line with Carl Soderberg and Loui Eriksson at the beginning of the game.
Jordan Caron was scratched to make room for Fraser.
Here are the projected lineups:
Milan Lucic - David Krejci - Jarome Iginla
Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - Reilly Smith
Matt Fraser - Carl Soderberg - Loui Eriksson
Daniel Paille - Gregory Campbell - Shawn Thornton
Zdeno Chara - Dougie Hamilton
Matt Bartkowski - Johnny Boychuk
Torey Krug - Kevan Miller
Scratched: Jordan Caron, Andrej Meszaros
Injured: Dennis Seidenberg (ACL/MCL), Chris Kelly (back), Adam McQuaid (ankle), Corey Potter (upper body)
Max Pacioretty - David Desharnais - Brendan Gallagher
Michael Bournival - Tomas Plekanec - Thomas Vanek
Rene Bourque - Lars Eller - Brian Gionta
Travis Moen - Daniel Briere - Dale Weise
Josh Gorges - P.K. Subban
Andrei Markov - Alexei Emelin
Douglas Murray - Mike Weaver
Scratched: Ryan White, George Parros, Brandon Prust, Francis Bouillon
Injured: Alex Galchenyuk (lower body)