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Game 4 preview: Penguins at Bruins

Posted by Fluto Shinzawa, Globe Staff  June 7, 2013 10:06 AM

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Good morning from TD Garden, where the Bruins will look to sweep the Penguins out of the playoffs tonight. The Bruins have a 3-0 series lead. Game 5 would be at the Consol Energy Center on Sunday. The Bruins have no intentions of making a return trip to Pittsburgh.

The Bruins will be without Gregory Campbell (broken right leg) for the rest of the playoffs. They will have to replace Campbell’s toughness, even-strength efficiency, faceoff experience, and penalty-killing prowess.

The Bruins have options, but the guess here is that Kaspars Daugavins will get the first nod. Rich Peverley could move down to center the fourth line. Daniel Paille could be promoted to the third line.

No lineup changes are expected for Pittsburgh. The Penguins did everything possible to win Game 3, but were foiled repeatedly by Tuukka Rask.

Puck drop: 8 p.m.

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

Records: Penguins 0-3, Bruins 3-0

Projected Penguins lineup:

Chris Kunitz-Sidney Crosby-Pascal Dupuis
Matt Cooke-Evgeni Malkin-James Neal
Brenden Morrow-Brandon Sutter-Jarome Iginla
Beau Bennett-Joe Vitale-Craig Adams

Brooks Orpik-Paul Martin
Matt Niskanen-Kris Letang
Douglas Murray-Deryk Engelland

Tomas Vokoun
Marc-Andre Fleury

Healthy scratches: Mark Eaton, Tyler Kennedy, Jussi Jokinen, Dustin Jeffrey, Robert Bortuzzo, Simon Despres

Projected Bruins lineup:

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

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

Tuukka Rask
Anton Khudobin

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

Storylines: Tomas Vokoun was excellent in Game 3. Vokoun will get the start tonight over Marc-Andre Fleury… There are questions in Pittsburgh about Dan Bylsma’s future if the Penguins bow out. Bylsma would be hired in a second if the Penguins let him go… The Bruins are perfect on the penalty kill. They went 6 for 6 against the Penguins in Game 3… Eric Furlatt and Stephen Walkom will be the referees. Shane Heyer and Brad Kovachik will be the linesmen.

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