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Game 7: Lightning at Bruins

Posted by Fluto Shinzawa, Globe Staff  May 27, 2011 10:15 AM

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Good morning from TD Garden, where the Bruins will have their second crack at closing out the Lightning tonight and advancing to the Stanley Cup final against Vancouver. Tonight will mark the latest date on which the Bruins have ever played.

The Bruins failed in their first attempt in Game 6, dropping a 5-3 decision. No lineup changes are expected tonight.

Puck drop: 8 p.m.

Record: Lightning 3-3, Bruins 3-3

TV/radio info: Versus, 98.5 The Sports Hub (Dave Goucher, Bob Beers)

Projected Bruins lineup:

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

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

Tim Thomas
Tuukka Rask

Healthy scratches: Shawn Thornton, Shane Hnidy, Steven Kampfer

Projected Lightning lineup:

Ryan Malone-Steven Stamkos-Martin St. Louis
Simon Gagne-Vincent Lecavalier-Teddy Purcell
Blair Jones-Dominic Moore-Steve Downie
Dana Tyrell-Nate Thompson-Adam Hall

Eric Brewer-Mattias Ohlund
Victor Hedman-Brett Clark
Mike Lundin-Marc-Andre Bergeron

Dwayne Roloson
Mike Smith

Storylines: Nathan Horton will play tonight. There was some question regarding Horton's availability following a water bottle incident after Game 6. But Horton is good to go... Zdeno Chara is just about guaranteed to be down low on the power play on one unit. Milan Lucic should replace Mark Recchi as the net-front man on the other unit. Recchi has been far too quiet on the power play... Dan O'Halloran and Stephen Walkom will be the referees. Steve Miller and Pierre Racicot will be the linesmen.

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