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Game 18: Lightning at Bruins preview

Posted by Fluto Shinzawa, Globe Staff  March 2, 2013 11:27 AM

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Good morning from TD Garden, where the Bruins will host Tampa Bay this afternoon. This is the Lightning’s second visit to Boston. They were snowed out last month and had to bus to New York for their next game.

Anton Khudobin will start in goal. Tuukka Rask had started the last five games.

Puck drop: 1 p.m.

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

Records: Lightning 9-10-1, Bruins 13-2-2

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

Anton Khudobin
Tuukka Rask

Healthy scratches: Aaron Johnson, Lane MacDermid, Jay Pandolfo

Storylines: The Bruins beat the Lightning in their early matchup in Tampa, 4-2. In the win, Claude Julien matched Zdeno Chara against Vincent Lecavalier and Martin St. Louis instead of Steven Stamoks… The Bruins have yet to score a power-play goal at home (0 for 26)… This is the first game in a back-to-back set. The Bruins host the Canadiens tomorrow night. This will be Montreal’s first visit to Boston. Tuukka Rask should start against the Canadiens… Ghislain Hebert and Eric Furlatt will be the referees. Matt MacPherson and Greg Devorski will be the linesmen.

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