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Preseason Game 1 preview: Bruins at Canadiens

Posted by Fluto Shinzawa, Globe Staff  September 16, 2013 11:38 AM

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MONTREAL – Good morning from Montreal, where the Bruins will start the preseason tonight against the Canadiens at the Bell Centre.

This will mark the first time Jarome Iginla plays for the Bruins. Iginla will skate on the first line with Milan Lucic and David Krejci.

Bruins goalie Malcolm Subban is expected to see time tonight against big brother P.K. Subban, the Canadiens defenseman.

Malcolm Subban and Chad Johnson will be the Bruins’ goalies.

Puck drop: 7 p.m.

TV/radio info: NHL Network, 98.5 The Sports Hub (Dave Goucher, Bob Beers)

Records: Bruins 0-0-0, Canadiens 0-0-1

Projected Bruins lineup:

Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Jarome Iginla
Matt Fraser-Carl Soderberg-Craig Cunningham
Anthony Camara-Ryan Spooner-Nick Johnson
Daniel Paille-Alex Fallstrom-Shawn Thornton

Torey Krug-Adam McQuaid
Matt Bartkowski-Zach Trotman
Tommy Cross-Kevan Miller

Chad Johnson
Malcolm Subban

Healthy scratches: Rob Flick, Ben Youds

Storylines: Zdeno Chara will not make the trip to Montreal. Chara had been practicing with this group. The Bruins will be monitoring Chara’s ice time closely this season … Others staying in Boston from this group are Gregory Campbell, Tyler Randell, and Adam Morrison. Campbell has been practicing during camp but is not quite ready for game action… Craig Cunningham is in the mix for third-line duty on the right side, albeit as a darkhorse. One of Cunningham’s advantages is that he is a right shot. All the others in the mix (Reilly Smith, Jordan Caron, Carl Soderberg, Matt Fraser) are lefties… The Bruins will return to Boston after the game. They are scheduled to practice at Ristuccia Arena Tuesday morning before leaving for Baltimore to play the Capitals.

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