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I'd go with the same as last game for the forward group, simply because Mason just has to keep his stick on the ice for a pass from Henrik or Daniel.

As for the defense, this should look familiar:

Hamhuis Bieksa

Edler Salo

Rome/Gragnani Tanev

Here's a couple good examples that Raymond can play with the Sedins. Just got to put his stick on the ice.

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The lineup is gonna be the same, except Rome will slot in for Gragnani, and Malhotra may or may not slot back in for Weise. AV already anounced it.

We can't keep shuffling our lines around every game, that's not gonna help anyone.

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Our 2nd line is golden right now. Our 3rd line had an amazing game last time. I love Burrows on that line to make it a complete defensive unit.

Sedin - Sedin - Kassian

Higgins - Kesler - Booth

Hansen - Pahlsson - Burrows

Raymond - Lapierre - Bitz

Bitz and Kassian are interchangeable. For some reason AV only believes that Raymond has to be in a top-2 role to be successful but he's a great forechecker because of his speed and is sound defensively, so him and Lapierre could have some chemistry on the forecheck. Then they have a big hitter in Kassian or Bitz to complement their speed. Meanwhile the Sedins finally get a big body who can play gritty - something even Burrows lacked because he isn't as good a crease-presence as Bitz is.

Bieksa - Hamhuis

Edler - Salo

Tanev - Alberts

Gragnani hasn't played very well for us, we have to develop him a bit more in the minors. I want Alberts playing regularly so he can improve his game for the playoffs, because his size and physicality will be invaluable to us in the post season, while Tanev looks solid out there playing 18 minutes a game. We can't have a rookie 3rd defensive pairing going into the playoffs anyway.

Schneider should get the start. Luongo has played terribly of late, its simple.

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