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Game 17: Senators at Bruins preview

Posted by Fluto Shinzawa, Globe Staff  February 28, 2013 09:51 AM

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Good morning from TD Garden, where the Bruins will start a three-game homestand tonight against the Senators. The Bruins have four of their next five games on home ice.

Ottawa is missing its big guns: Erik Karlsson (Achilles), Jason Spezza (back), and Craig Anderson (knee). But the Senators continue to roll amid their injuries. The Senators have won their last five games.

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: Senators 12-6-2, Bruins 12-2-2

Projected Bruins lineup:

Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Nathan Horton
Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Tyler Seguin
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: Aaron Johnson, Lane MacDermid, Jay Pandolfo

Storylines: Tuukka Rask is expected to make his fifth straight start. If that happens, Anton Khudobin is likely to get the nod on Saturday against Tampa Bay. Rask would then start against Montreal on Sunday. Rask said he’s feeling like he’s in a rhythm. But the Bruins will have to manage Rask’s playing time as the schedule becomes tougher… The Bruins have gone six straight games without a fight…The Bruins are 0 for 23 on the power play at home. They have scored seven power-play goals away from the Garden… The Bruins have killed 24 straight penalties… Kevin Pollock and Francis Charron will be the referees. Matt MacPherson and Brian Murphy will be the linesmen.

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