No Connor McDavid means that Leon Draisaitl will be likely be matching it up with Patrcie Bergeron while Riley Sheahan faces David Krejci. That means that Charlie Coyle and the Boston bruins third line are likely getting an easier match-up against Gaetan Haas.
This is no slight against Gaetan Haas, but Charlie Coyle is a far superior center than him. The 28 year-old Swiss center is in his debut season with the Oilers and has just 10 points in his first 50 games.
Coyle on the other hand, has 33 points in 60 games this season and has been in great form of late with 4 goals in his last 5 games.