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Game 2 preview: Bruins at Blackhawks

Posted by Fluto Shinzawa, Globe Staff  June 15, 2013 11:22 AM

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CHICAGO – Good morning from the United Center, where the Bruins will attempt to tie the series at 1-1 tonight.

It’s unknown whether Nathan Horton (upper body) will be available tonight. Horton was injured during first overtime of Game 1. Horton most likely re-aggravated the injury he suffered on April 20 during a fight with Jarome Iginla.

Horton practiced yesterday. For now, we’ll assume Horton will play tonight.

Puck drop: 8 p.m. ET

TV/radio info: NBC (Mike Emrick, Ed Olczyk, Pierre McGuire), 98.5 The Sports Hub (Dave Goucher, Bob Beers)

Records: Bruins 0-1, Blackhawks 1-0

Projected Blackhawks lineup:

Brandon Saad-Jonathan Toews-Marian Hossa
Bryan Bickell-Michal Handzus-Patrick Kane
Patrick Sharp-Dave Bolland-Andrew Shaw
Brandon Bollig-Marcus Kruger-Michael Frolik

Duncan Keith-Brent Seabrook
Johnny Oduya-Niklas Hjalmarsson
Nick Leddy-Michal Rozsival

Corey Crawford
Ray Emery

Healthy scratches: Daniel Carcillo, Jamal Mayers, Viktor Stalberg, Ben Smith, Ryan Stanton

Projected Bruins lineup:

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

Zdeno Chara-Dennis Seidenberg
Andrew Ference-Johnny Boychuk
Torey Krug-Adam McQuaid

Tuukka Rask
Anton Khudobin

Healthy scratches: Matt Bartkowski, Dougie Hamilton, Wade Redden, Aaron Johnson, Carl Soderberg, Jay Pandolfo, Jordan Caron

Storylines: Torey Krug practiced alongside Adam McQuaid in his usual third-pairing spot yesterday. Krug projects to remain in tonight’s lineup. The Bruins expect Krug to shrug off the third-period turnover in Game 1 that led to Chicago’s second goal… If Horton can’t play, Tyler Seguin will move up to the first line. Carl Soderberg could make his NHL playoff debut. Soderberg took shifts centering the third line between Daniel Paille and Rich Peverley yesterday… The Bruins will remain in Chicago after tonight’s game. They are scheduled to return to Boston tomorrow… Wes McCauley and Dan O’Halloran will be the referees. Jay Sharrers and Pierre Racicot will be the linesmen.

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