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Game 1: Canadiens at Bruins

Posted by Fluto Shinzawa, Globe Staff  April 14, 2011 10:03 AM

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Good morning from TD Garden, where the Bruins will host the Canadiens in Game 1 of the opening round tonight. This is the 33d time the teams will square off in the playoffs.

Puck drop: 7 p.m.

Record: Canadiens 0-0, Bruins 0-0

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

Projected Bruins lineup:

Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Nathan Horton
Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Mark Recchi
Chris Kelly-Rich Peverley-Michael Ryder
Daniel Paille-Gregory Campbell-Shawn Thornton

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

Tim Thomas
Tuukka Rask

Healthy scratches: Tyler Seguin, Shane Hnidy, Matt Bartkowski

Projected Canadiens lineup:

Mike Cammalleri-Tomas Plekanec-Andrei Kostitsyn
Mathieu Darche-Scott Gomez-Brian Gionta
Travis Moen-Lars Eller-Tom Pyatt
Benoit Pouliot-David Desharnais-Ryan White

Roman Hamrlik-James Wisniewski
Hal Gill-P.K. Subban
Jaroslav Spacek-Brent Sopel

Carey Price
Alex Auld

Storylines: The Bruins will have an optional morning skate today... The Bruins are 37-19 all-time in series when they've won Game 1. They are 11-39 all-time when losing Game 1... David Krejci is the leading active playoff scorer against the Canadiens. Krejci has three goals and seven assists in 11 games... Montreal had the best road penalty kill in the league during the regular season (85.7 percent)... The Bruins had the 22d-ranked home power play during the regular season (81.7 percent)... Rene Rancourt will sing the Canadian and American anthems... Dan O'Rourke and Jean Morin will be the referees. Brad Meier and Derek Nansen will be the linesmen. Recently retired referee Bill McCreary will be the series supervisor.

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