Personally, I'd prefer they rest Lucic, move someone up into that spot for a night (Caron?), and give MacDermid a go. Lucic can be his own worst enemy, and the last thing the Bruins need is a clown like Neil or Carkner goading Lucic into a scrap. Not that the Sens are going to necessarily take this game as anything more than an exhibition either, but if spirals somehow I'd rather MacDermid out there throwing mitts than Lucic.
I start a line of Thornton-Lucic-MacDermid, with Ference and McQuaid as the defensemen. They will counter with Smith-Konopka-Neil-Carkner-Cowen and hopefully we have a line brawl.
I would actually invite conflict tonight.
not to state the obvious, but this game is either going to suck, or essentially be like game 1 of the playoffs.
The bruins have the second seed sewn up, and nothing to prove. But i doubt they want to end the season with a 'who cares about this game attitude', especially agains there probable first round apponet.
The Sens in 7th and the underdog, and expected to lose, I would think there would be a good chance they come out tonight and play like they have something to prove, which they do.
and with fighting almost non existant in the playoffs, I'd say anything is possible tonight.