PITTSBURGH – Good morning from the Consol Energy Center, where the Bruins will look to grab a 2-0 series lead tonight against the Penguins.
No lineup changes are expected for the Bruins. Andrew Ference, who dressed in Game 1 for the first time since the opening round, looked comfortable on the second pairing with Johnny Boychuk.
Pittsburgh might consider a goalie change. Tomas Vokoun was the victim of bad bounces in Game 1. But the first two goals were still stoppable.
Puck drop: 8 p.m.
TV/radio info: NBC Sports Network (Mike Emrick, Ed Olczyk, Pierre McGuire), 98.5 The Sports Hub (Dave Goucher, Bob Beers)
Records: Bruins 1-0, Penguins 0-1
Projected Penguins lineup:
Chris Kunitz-Sidney Crosby-Pascal Dupuis
Jarome Iginla-Evgeni Malkin-James Neal
Matt Cooke-Brandon Sutter-Tyler Kennedy
Brenden Morrow-Jussi Jokinen-Craig Adams
Brooks Orpik-Paul Martin
Mark Eaton-Kris Letang
Douglas Murray-Matt Niskanen
Healthy scratches: Deryk Engelland, Tanner Glass, Dustin Jeffrey, Beau Bennett, Robert Bortuzzo, Joe Vitale, Simon Despres
Projected Bruins lineup:
Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Nathan Horton
Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Jaromir Jagr
Rich Peverley-Chris Kelly-Tyler Seguin
Daniel Paille-Gregory Campbell-Shawn Thornton
Zdeno Chara-Dennis Seidenberg
Andrew Ference-Johnny Boychuk
Torey Krug-Adam McQuaid
Healthy scratches: Matt Bartkowski, Dougie Hamilton, Aaron Johnson, Kaspars Daugavins, Carl Soderberg, Jay Pandolfo
Storylines: This is the first time the Penguins lost Game 1 in this year’s postseason. They claimed the opening games against the Islanders and Ottawa. The Bruins have won all three opening games… Neither team scored on the power play in Game 1. The Bruins will have to be wary of post-PP shifts. The Penguins usually respond with Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin on the first shift after each kill… The Bruins are scheduled to return to Boston after tonight’s game… Wes McCauley and Dan O’Halloran will be the referees. Jean Morin and Jonny Murray will be the linesmen.
(I got to do one!)