Boston's shutdown pair of Zdeno Chara and Dennis Seidenberg is expected to play against Chicago's top line of Patrick Sharp, Jonathan Toews, and Marian Hossa.
Zdeno Chara was on the ice for 89% of Evgeni Malkin's even-strength shifts in the Bruins' 4-0 sweep of the Penguins in the Eastern Conference final.
The Bruins are getting solid offensive contributions from their defensemen this playoffs.
Zdeno Chara led all players in ice time in Game 3 with 42:05 and he finished with a plus-2 rating.
Zdeno Chara and Dennis Seidenberg are projected to serve as Boston's top defensive pairing on Saturday.
Zdeno Chara leads all active players with an average of 29:13 minutes per game.
Zdeno Chara and Dennis Seidenberg may be split up against Pittsburgh in the Eastern Conference Finals.
While Ryan Suter's 31:37 minutes per game easily tops all players in this postseason, Zdeno Chara is averaging the most ice time among active participants.
Zdeno Chara has been logging a ridiculous amount of ice time in the Bruins' eight playoff games to date.
Zdeno Chara has been a handful at both ends of the ice during Boston's 2013 playoffs.
Zdeno Chara was a monster in Game 7, logging 35:46 of ice time.
Zdeno Chara scored the Bruins' lone goal in a 2-1 loss Friday night.
Zdeno Chara contributed an assist on all four of Boston's goals in Wednesday's 4-3 overtime win against Toronto.
Boston coach Claude Julien split up his top defensmen pairing during Friday's practise.