Dennis Seidenberg said after yesterday’s practice that he’s close to being ready to play. But given the 3-0 series lead and the play of the defense, it’s unlikely the Bruins change the lineup tonight.
On the other side, Anton Stralman didn’t practice yesterday. The second-pairing defenseman might be out tonight. If so, former Boston University captain Matt Gilroy could make his series debut.
Puck drop: 7 p.m.
TV/radio info: NBC Sports Network, 98.5 The Sports Hub (Dave Goucher, Bob Beers)
Records: Bruins 3-0, Rangers 0-3
Projected Rangers lineup:
Mats Zuccarello-Derick Brassard-Rick Nash
Carl Hagelin-Derek Stepan-Ryan Callahan
Taylor Pyatt-Brian Boyle-Derek Dorsett
Chris Kreider-Brad Richards-Arron Asham
Ryan McDonagh-Dan Girardi
Michael Del Zotto-Steve Eminger
John Moore-Matt Gilroy
Healthy scratches: Micheal Haley, Roman Hamrlik
Projected Bruins lineup:
Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Nathan Horton
Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Jaromir Jagr
Rich Peverley-Chris Kelly-Tyler Seguin
Daniel Paille-Gregory Campbell-Shawn Thornton
Zdeno Chara-Dougie Hamilton
Matt Bartkowski-Johnny Boychuk
Torey Krug-Adam McQuaid
Healthy scratches: Aaron Johnson, Kaspars Daugavins, Carl Soderberg, Jay Pandolfo
Storylines: If the Bruins win tonight, they will cede their 2013 first-round pick to Dallas. It was a condition of the Jaromir Jagr trade. The second-round pick becomes a first-rounder if the Bruins qualify for the Eastern Conference Final… Sure looks like a Boston-Pittsburgh matchup in the next round. The Penguins lead the Senators in the series, 3-1. Pittsburgh scored a 7-3 win last night. Game 5 is tomorrow in Pittsburgh… Johnny Boychuk brings a two-game goal-scoring streak into tonight. Torey Krug had his two-game goal-scoring streak snapped on Tuesday… The Rangers haven’t scored a power-play goal in the series. They are 2 for 38 in the playoffs… Stephen Walkom and Eric Furlatt will be the referees. Brian Murphy and Scott Cherrey will be the linesmen.