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Game 12 preview: Ducks at Bruins

Posted by Fluto Shinzawa, Globe Staff  October 31, 2013 11:12 AM

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Good morning from TD Garden, where the Bruins will look to break a two-game losing streak against Anaheim tonight. The Bruins are coming off a 3-2 road loss to Pittsburgh last night.

According to the Providence Journal, the Bruins have recalled Ryan Spooner. The second-year pro has two goals and five assists in eight games.

Assuming the Bruins did not suffer any injuries Wednesday night vs. Pittsburgh, Spooner should be the No. 3 center tonight against the Ducks. The third line has not generated any consistent offense. Chris Kelly would move to left wing. Either Carl Soderberg or Jordan Caron would be the healthy scratch. Soderberg has been quiet in his last three games.

Puck drop: 7 p.m.

TV/radio info: NESN (Jack Edwards, Andy Brickley, Jamie Erdahl), 98.5 The Sports Hub (Dave Goucher, Bob Beers)

Records: Bruins 7-4-0, Ducks 10-3-0

Projected Bruins lineup:

Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Jarome Iginla
Reilly Smith-Patrice Bergeron-Brad Marchand
Chris Kelly-Ryan Spooner-Jordan Caron
Daniel Paille-Gregory Campbell-Shawn Thornton

Zdeno Chara-Johnny Boychuk
Dennis Seidenberg-Dougie Hamilton
Torey Krug-Adam McQuaid

Tuukka Rask
Chad Johnson

Healthy scratches: Carl Soderberg, Matt Bartkowski

Storylines: John Scott will have his in-person disciplinary hearing with the NHL today. Scott is scheduled to sit out his fourth straight game tonight for his head shot on Loui Eriksson. Scott could be suspended for six or more games because of the in-person hearing… The Ducks will be without Teemu Selanne tonight. Selanne is out two weeks because of facial injuries. Selanne is retiring after this season… The Bruins have allowed five power-play goals in the last two games. The Bruins have the third-worst PK in the league (75.8 percent)… Anaheim has the worst power play in the NHL (7.8 percent)… Kyle Rehman and Wes McCauley will be the referees. Brian Murphy and Tony Sericolo will be the linesmen.

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