For the second time in three games, the Bruins came up short in overtime — as Boston fell to the Blackhawks, 3-2, Saturday night at the United Center. Patrick Kane ended the preseason contest with a tally at 3:04 in the extra period. For reference, here was the Bruins’ lineup for the matchup:
While Bruce Cassidy and his staff once again rolled out a JV squad for Saturday’s matchup, the blue line did feature a couple of familiar faces — with regulars in Charlie McAvoy, Brandon Carlo and Matt Grzelcyk all taking to the ice over in Chicago.
Given the fact that both McAvoy and Carlo are less than a week into a training camp (due to the late resolutions to their contract situations) and Grzelcyk was a bit behind the main group because of a lingering lower-body injury, a bit of rust was to be expected for all three skaters on Saturday.