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Game 5: Maple Leafs at Bruins preview

Posted by Fluto Shinzawa, Globe Staff  May 10, 2013 10:19 AM

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Good morning from TD Garden, where there could be handshakes tonight. The Bruins will look to close out the Leafs.

The Bruins are not expected to make any lineup changes. Matt Bartkowski was recalled Thursday for depth purposes.

John-Michael Liles will dress in place of Mark Fraser, who is out with facial fractures. Fraser was injured in Game 4 when Milan Lucic hit him in the forehead with a shot.

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: Leafs 1-3, Bruins 3-1

Projected Leafs lineup:

Joffrey Lupul-Tyler Bozak-Phil Kessel
James van Riemsdyk-Mikhail Grabovski-Nikolai Kulemin
Clarke MacArthur-Nazem Kadri-Matt Frattin
Leo Komarov-Jay McClement-Colton Orr

Carl Gunnarsson-Dion Phaneuf
Jake Gardiner-Cody Franson
John-Michael Liles-Ryan O’Byrne

James Reimer
Ben Scrivens

Healthy scratches: Ryan Hamilton, Joe Colborne, Frazer McLaren, Jesse Blacker

Projected Bruins lineup:

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

Zdeno Chara-Dennis Seidenberg
Andrew Ference-Johnny Boychuk
Wade Redden-Adam McQuaid

Tuukka Rask
Anton Khudobin

Healthy scratches: Dougie Hamilton, Aaron Johnson, Matt Bartkowski, Kaspars Daugavins, Carl Soderberg, Jay Pandolfo

Storylines: The Leafs also called up a spare defenseman Thursday. Jesse Blacker will be a healthy scratch. No sign of Mike Komisarek, unfortunately… David Krejci is the leading playoff scorer (5-5—10). Krejci is coming off a hat trick in Game 4. Krejci, Milan Lucic, and Nathan Horton should see plenty of Dion Phaneuf and Carl Gunnarsson… Providence starts its second round of the playoffs tonight. Providence rallied from an 0-2 deficit in the first round to beat Hershey in the opening round… The Bruins are 9-8 all-time in Game 5 when they have a 3-1 series lead… Paul Devorski and Dan O’Halloran will be the referees. Derek Amell and Tim Nowak will be the linesmen.

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