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Game 1: Rangers at Bruins

Posted by Fluto Shinzawa, Globe Staff  January 19, 2013 09:57 AM

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Good morning from TD Garden, where the Bruins will kick off the 48-game season tonight against the New York Rangers.

Tuukka Rask will get the start in goal. Dougie Hamilton and Chris Bourque are expected to make their Bruins debuts.

Puck drop: 7 p.m.

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

Records: Rangers 0-0-0, Bruins 0-0-0

Projected Bruins lineup:

Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Tyler Seguin
Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Nathan Horton
Chris Bourque-Chris Kelly-Rich Peverley
Daniel Paille-Gregory Campbell-Shawn Thornton

Zdeno Chara-Johnny Boychuk
Dennis Seidenberg-Dougie Hamilton
Andrew Ference-Adam McQuaid

Tuukka Rask
Anton Khudobin

Healthy scratches: Lane MacDermid, David Warsofsky

Projected Rangers lineup:

Carl Hagelin-Brad Richards-Rick Nash
Marian Gaborik-Derek Stepan-Ryan Callahan
Taylor Pyatt-Brian Boyle-Chris Kreider
Michael Rupp-Jeff Halpern-Brandon Segal

Ryan McDonagh-Dan Girardi
Marc Staal-Anton Stralman
Michael Del Zotto-Stu Bickel

Henrik Lundqvist
Martin Biron

Healthy scratches: Steve Eminger, Matt Gilroy

Story lines: Should be interesting to see how Claude Julien plays his matchups. Usually, Zdeno Chara shadows Marian Gaborik. But with Gaborik and Rick Nash skating on different lines, Julien will have to deploy different matchups … Johnny Boychuk turns 29 today … This will be the first game for Nathan Horton and Adam McQuaid since their respective head injuries. Horton hasn’t played since Jan. 22, 2012. McQuaid’s last game was on April 5, 2012. Horton will be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season … Boston College (Chris Kreider and Brian Boyle) and Boston University (Chris Bourque and David Warsofsky) will be well represented… Department of the Obvious: Rene Rancourt will sing the national anthem… Tom Kowal and Chris Lee will be the referees. Shane Heyer and Darren Gibbs will be the linesmen.

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