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Game 73: Canadiens at Bruins

Posted by Fluto Shinzawa, Globe Staff  March 24, 2011 10:14 AM

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Good morning from TD Garden, site of the latest installment of Montreal-Boston tonight.

Yesterday, Mark Recchi hosed down an already flammable rivalry with a steady stream of premium. Recchi told 98.5 The Sports Hub that the Canadiens embellished the nature of Max Pacioretty's concussion.

The Bruins are three points ahead of the sixth-place Canadiens. If the playoffs started today, Boston would play Montreal in the first round for the third time in the last four seasons.

The Bruins are off today. No morning skate and no media availability.

Puck drop: 7 p.m.

Record: Canadiens 40-27-7, Bruins 40-22-10

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
Rich Peverley-Chris Kelly-Tyler Seguin
Michael Ryder-Gregory Campbell-Shawn Thornton

Zdeno Chara-Johnny Boychuk
Tomas Kaberle-Dennis Seidenberg
Andrew Ference-Adam McQuaid

Tim Thomas
Tuukka Rask

Healthy scratches: Daniel Paille, Steven Kampfer

Storylines: The Bruins are 1-3-1 against the Canadiens this season. Montreal's been too speedy and skilled for the Bruins to handle... Tomas Plekanec could be available tonight. Plekanec has missed the last four games because of a lower-body injury... Dan O'Halloran and Dan O'Rourke will be the referees. Steve Barton and Derek Amell will be the linesmen.

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