As the Boston Bruins prepare for a crucial game 6 on Monday night, Bruce Cassidy has tweaked the lineups and will get some fresh legs some playing time.
The Boston Bruins are preparing for the most important game of the series so far. Game 6 will be a turning point in the series no matter the result.
A perfect fit
The change makes sense as Heinen hasn’t been playing that great and has a rating of -1. Heinen is on the ice to score and during this series he has been struggling.
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Wingels will be a perfect replacement for Heinen. He will be flying across the ice since he has only been apart of two games this series. Wingels will be looking to punish the Leafs and be physical early on in the game, which is exactly what the Bruins need. If the Bruins can set the tone early it will pay dividends.
The third line now consists of two power forwards and a skilled Riley Nash centering the line. I think this will pay off as they should be able to maintain the puck in the attacking zone and get some good scoring chances. Wingels or David Backes can stand tall in front of the Leafs net and have some deflection or rebound opportunities. We have already seen this work for Backes in game 5.
Playoff hockey fits Tommy Wingels style of play perfectly. His hard-nosed, gritty play will be a great addition to the B’s lineup as they look to close out the Toronto Maple Leafs in game 6. Trust me, Monday night’s contest will be one that you don’t want to miss.