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Game 54: Canadiens at Bruins

Posted by Fluto Shinzawa, Globe Staff  February 9, 2011 10:24 AM

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Good morning from TD Garden, where the Bruins will host the Canadiens tonight. In their previous meeting, the Canadiens wiped out a two-goal third-period deficit to earn a 3-2 overtime win at the Bell Centre.

The Bruins have 13 healthy forwards for tonight's game. If Zach Hamill centers the third line and Jordan Caron skates on the fourth line, Tyler Seguin could be the healthy scratch.

Puck drop: 7 p.m.

Record: Canadiens 30-19-5, Bruins 30-16-7

TV/radio info: NESN (Jack Edwards, Andy Brickley, Naoko Funayama), 98.5 The Sports Hub (Dave Goucher, Bob Beers)

Projected lineup:

Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Nathan Horton
Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Mark Recchi
Blake Wheeler-Zach Hamill-Michael Ryder
Jordan Caron-Gregory Campbell-Shawn Thornton

Zdeno Chara-Steven Kampfer
Dennis Seidenberg-Johnny Boychuk
Andrew Ference-Adam McQuaid

Tim Thomas
Tuukka Rask

Healthy scratches: Tyler Seguin, Mark Stuart

Storylines: The Bruins and Canadiens could both be in the hunt for Chris Phillips. The Canadiens are without Andrei Markov and Josh Gorges, and could be looking for a blue-line upgrade. Both clubs would know best, being in Ottawa's division, whether Phillips's best days are behind him or if he's suffering from playing with a lowly club... Montreal has the league's second-best penalty kill on the road... Michael Cammalleri is not expected to play tonight. Don VanMassenoven and Brian Pochmara will be the referees. Michel Cormier and Brian Murphy will be the linesmen.

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