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Game 46: Lightning at Bruins preview

Posted by Fluto Shinzawa, Globe Staff  April 25, 2013 10:22 AM

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Good morning from TD Garden, where the Bruins will start a three-games-in-four-nights run against Tampa Bay tonight. This is one of the two rescheduled games the Bruins will play to close out the regular season.

Tuukka Rask, who saw relief work against Philadelphia on Tuesday, should get the start 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: Lightning 18-24-4, Bruins 27-13-5

Projected Bruins lineup:

Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Rich Peverley
Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Tyler Seguin
Chris Kelly-Carl Soderberg-Jaromir Jagr
Daniel Paille-Gregory Campbell-Shawn Thornton

Zdeno Chara-Johnny Boychuk
Matt Bartkowski-Dennis Seidenberg
Andrew Ference-Adam McQuaid

Tuukka Rask
Anton Khudobin

Healthy scratches: Aaron Johnson, Dougie Hamilton, Wade Redden, Kaspars Daugavins, Jay Pandolfo

Storylines: The Lightning are coming off a 5-2 win over Toronto last night. None of the top three teams in the Northeast (Boston, Montreal, Toronto) is playing well heading into the playoffs… No word yet on whether Nathan Horton (upper body) will be ready to play tonight. Horton hasn’t played the last two games since suffering an injury in a fight with Jarome Iginla last Saturday… The Bruins are scheduled to practice tomorrow. It will be their final practice of the regular season. They’ve desperately missed regular practices, just like every other team in the league… Chris Rooney and Marc Joannette will be the referees. Jay Sharrers and Brian Murphy will be the linesmen.

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