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Game 3: Bruins at Capitals

Posted by Fluto Shinzawa, Globe Staff  April 16, 2012 11:22 AM

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WASHINGTON – Good morning from the Verizon Center, where the Bruins will attempt to claim a 2-1 series lead tonight over the Capitals. Washington tied the series at 1-1 in Game 2 when Nicklas Backstrom beat Tim Thomas in double overtime.

Puck drop: 7:30 p.m.

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

Records: Bruins 1-1, Capitals 1-1

Projected Bruins lineup:

Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Rich Peverley
Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Tyler Seguin
Benoit Pouliot-Chris Kelly-Brian Rolston
Daniel Paille-Gregory Campbell-Shawn Thornton

Zdeno Chara-Dennis Seidenberg
Andrew Ference-Johnny Boychuk
Greg Zanon-Joe Corvo

Tim Thomas
Anton Khudobin

Healthy scratches: Jordan Caron, Mike Mottau

Projected Capitals lineup:

Alex Ovechkin-Brooks Laich-Troy Brouwer
Marcus Johansson-Nicklas Backstrom-Alexander Semin
Mathieu Perreault-Jay Beagle-Jason Chimera
Keith Aucoin-Matt Hendricks-Joel Ward

Karl Alzner-John Carlson
Roman Hamrlik-Mike Green
Jeff Schultz-Dennis Wideman

Braden Holtby
Dany Sabourin

Healthy scratches: Dmitry Orlov, Mike Knuble, Cody Eakin

Storylines: Adam McQuaid (eye/head) will miss his third straight game. McQuaid is not with the team in Washington. McQuaid is doubtful for Game 4… Michal Neuvirth (leg) is improving and could be in uniform sometime during the series. But Dale Hunter rightfully declared Holtby his No. 1 goalie. Holtby has been an ace through two games… Neither team has scored a power-play goal… The Bruins are 21-11 lifetime in series when they’ve been tied 1-1… The Bruins are 4-1 lifetime on the road against Washington in the playoffs… Chris Lee and Wes McCauley will be the referees. Brian Murphy and Tony Sericolo will be the linesmen.

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