WILMINGTON, Mass. -- Good morning from Ristuccia Arena, where the Bruins are practicing in preparation for Game 2 of an Eastern Conference quarterfinal series against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night at TD Garden.
Forward Rich Peverley, who was a healthy scratch for Game 1, is back on the Bruins’ third line along with Chris Kelly and Jaromir Jagr. Forward Kaspars Daugavins, who played in Boston’s 4-1 win on Wednesday, is wearing a green practice sweater along with Carl Soderberg and Jay Pandolfo.
One thing we're watching is the defensive pairs since Andrew Ference suspended for Game 2 for his illegal hit on the Leafs’ Mikhail Grabovski. It’s likely Bruins coach Claude Julien will spilt up the defensive pair of Zdeno Chara and Dennis Seidenberg for Game 2 in order to give the blue line more balance without Ference in the lineup.
Julien is mixing and matching his pairs this morning, but it appears Dougie Hamilton could be back in the lineup and paired with Seidenberg.
We’ll have more updates after practice.