Do you people suspect that playing Pleky with the kids is a way to showcase him/increase his score, while testing Eller against the best opposition?
Kind of a way to subtly prepare the way for Chuckie as a full time centre?
It's possible. My take on it is that MT wanted 3 lines that were defensively responsible so that either one would be able to handle the opposition especially on the road. My beef is why didn't MT just pair Pacioretty with Plekanec? Eller is already responsible defensively and the Eller - Pacioretty line has yet to score 5 on 5! Also Eller had zero pp time vs the nucks. Wtf is up with that?