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Game 6 preview: Bruins at Maple Leafs

Posted by Fluto Shinzawa, Globe Staff  May 12, 2013 09:53 AM

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TORONTO – Good morning from the Air Canada Centre, where the Bruins will have their second take at eliminating the Maple Leafs from the playoffs. The Bruins dropped Game 5 at TD Garden, 2-1. The Bruins will look to apply the same pressure they showed in Game 5’s third period for 60 minutes tonight.

Wade Redden, out for Game 5 because of an undisclosed injury, could be back in tonight’s lineup. Redden participated in an optional practice Saturday at the Garden. If Redden goes back in, Matt Bartkowski would be a healthy scratch.

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: Bruins 3-2, Leafs 2-3

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: If the Leafs win tonight, Game 7 will be Monday at the Garden at 7 p.m. That does not give either team much turnaround time, especially if tonight’s game goes into overtime… The Bruins are 10-13 all-time in Game 6 when they have a 3-2 series lead… David Krejci brings a five-game scoring streak into tonight. Krejci has five goals and six assists in the series… Dan O’Rourke and Brad Meier will be the referees. Steve Barton and Brian Murphy will be the linesmen.

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