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Game 7: Capitals at Bruins

Posted by Fluto Shinzawa, Globe Staff  April 25, 2012 10:37 AM

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Good morning from TD Garden, where the Bruins will attempt to advance to the second round by beating the Capitals tonight.

This will be the fifth Game 7 in the last seven series for the Bruins. As colleague Kevin Dupont wrote in today’s Globe, there will be handshakes tonight.

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: Capitals 3-3, Bruins 3-3

Projected Bruins lineup:

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

Zdeno Chara-Dennis Seidenberg
Andrew Ference-Johnny Boychuk
Greg Zanon-Mike Mottau

Tim Thomas
Tuukka Rask

Healthy scratches: Jordan Caron, Joe Corvo, Andrew Bodnarchuk

Projected Capitals lineup:

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

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

Braden Holtby
Michal Neuvirth

Healthy scratches: Mathieu Perreault, Dmitry Orlov, John Erskine

Storylines: There could be a game-time decision on the 12th forward spot. Jordan Caron and Shawn Thornton alternated shifts on the fourth line during the morning skate… Patrice Bergeron missed Tuesday’s practice, but participated in today’s morning skate. Bergeron might be limited on faceoffs once more. If so, Rich Peverley will take the draws… If the Bruins win tonight, they will have to wait until tomorrow’s results to determine their second-round opponent. They cannot play New Jersey… Stephen Walkom and Eric Furlatt will be the referees. Greg Devorski and Steve Barton will be the linesmen.

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