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Bruins vs. Canadiens: Charlie McAvoy Returns and Lineup Projections Revealed – Must-See Original Six Matchup

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Need to Know: Bruins vs. Canadiens

MONTREAL: The⁣ Boston Bruins and the Montreal ‌Canadiens are gearing up for their ‌first matchup of the season ⁣in an Original Six showdown at the Bell Centre.

Charlie Checks In:

  • Charlie McAvoy returns to the‌ lineup-changes-for-showdown-with-san-jose-sharks/” title=”Carolina Hurricanes Make Lineup Changes for Showdown with San Jose Sharks”>lineup tonight after serving a four-game suspension. This will be his⁢ first game back​ since October ⁣30th. Head coach Jim Montgomery expressed his excitement about having McAvoy back, stating, “Anytime you can add an elite defenseman like Charlie ​to your lineup, it improves your offensive and defensive capabilities. He’s a big presence‌ on ‌the ‌ice⁣ and a valuable asset for ⁤our team.”
  • McAvoy will be ⁢paired with Mason ‌Lohrei on the top defensive pairing, while ‍Brandon Carlo and Hampus Lindholm will reunite on the second pairing. ⁢Derek Forbort and Ian Mitchell will form the third pairing, with Kevin Shattenkirk being left out ⁤of the lineup.
  • Jakub Lauko is expected to make his ⁤return to the lineup tonight after recovering from facial fractures sustained in a previous game against the Chicago Blackhawks on October 24th.
  • Jeremy Swayman will start in goal, aiming to maintain his perfect 6-0-0 record.

Montgomery spoke with the⁣ media at the Bell Centre, expressing⁤ his optimism about the team’s lineup and the upcoming game.

Opposing View:

  • This is the Bruins’ ‍first visit to Montreal this season. Forward Brad Marchand acknowledged the competitive nature of games between the two teams, stating, “They’re always a very‌ competitive team, ⁢and the energy is always high when we face each other. We’re expecting a tough game tonight. They have a‌ lot of young and⁢ exciting talents, and their organization always puts ⁢on a great display of skill.”
  • The Canadiens are coming ‌off an overtime win‌ against the Detroit Red Wings, improving⁢ their record to​ 6-5-2.
  • Cole⁢ Caulfield leads the Canadiens with five goals and eight ⁢assists, totaling 13 points.
  • The Canadiens will visit Boston ‍on Saturday, November 18th.

Marchand also spoke with the media in Montreal, sharing his thoughts​ on ⁣the upcoming game.

Saturday’s Projected Lineup


  • Brad Marchand – Pavel Zacha – David Pastrnak
  • James ‍van Riemsdyk – Charlie Coyle – Trent Frederic
  • Danton Heinen – Matt Poitras – ⁣Jake DeBrusk
  • Jakub Lauko ‌– Johnny Beecher – Oskar Steen


  • Mason ‌Lohrei – ⁣Charlie McAvoy
  • Hampus Lindholm –‍ Brandon Carlo
  • Derek Forbort – Ian ​Mitchell


  • Jeremy Swayman
  • Linus Ullmark

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