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Game 3: Canucks at Bruins

Posted by Fluto Shinzawa, Globe Staff  June 6, 2011 10:30 AM

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Good morning from TD Garden, where the Bruins will look to score their first win of the series tonight against the Canucks.

The Bruins might be considering some lineup changes for Game 3. Shawn Thornton, a healthy scratch for the last seven games, could be under consideration for tonight. Boston's fourth line hasn't been as effective as Vancouver's fourth unit.

For now, however, we'll assume the lineup remains the same as Game 2. We'll update if we get any information.

Puck drop: 8 p.m. EST

Record: Canucks 2-0, Bruins 0-2

TV/radio info: Versus (Mike Emrick, Ed Olczyk, Pierre McGuire), 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 Canucks lineup:

Daniel Sedin-Henrik Sedin-Alex Burrows
Christopher Higgins-Ryan Kesler-Mason Raymond
Raffi Torres-Maxim Lapierre-Jannik Hansen
Jeff Tambellini-Manny Malhotra-Victor Oreskovich

Alexander Edler-Sami Salo
Aaron Rome-Kevin Bieksa
Andrew Alberts-Christian Ehrhoff

Roberto Luongo
Cory Schneider

Storylines: Marc Savard might attend tonight's game. Before Game 2, Claude Julien hinted that Savard might be in town... Today is the 25th anniversary of the Cam Neely trade with Vancouver. It is also Neely's 46th birthday... The Bruins are 1-26 all-time in seven-game series when they've lost the first two. The only series win, of course, came against Montreal in the first round... Stephen Walkom and Dan O'Rourke will be the referees. Steve Miller and Pierre Racicot will be the linesmen.

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