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Game 28 preview: Bruins at Canadiens

Posted by Fluto Shinzawa, Globe Staff  December 5, 2013 10:10 AM

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MONTREAL – Good morning from the Bell Centre, where the Bruins will kick off the Boston-Montreal rivalry Thursday against the Canadiens.

Montreal is coming off a 4-3 road shootout win over New Jersey. Peter Budaj started against the Devils, which should leave Carey Price in goal tonight against the Bruins.

The Bruins will be without Adam McQuaid, who aggravated his lower-body injury against Columbus last Saturday. McQuaid did not travel to Montreal.

Puck drop: 7:30 p.m.

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

Records: Bruins 18-7-2, Canadiens 17-9-3

Projected Bruins lineup:

Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Jarome Iginla
Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Loui Eriksson
Carl Soderberg-Chris Kelly-Reilly Smith
Daniel Paille-Gregory Campbell-Shawn Thornton

Zdeno Chara-Dougie Hamilton
Dennis Seidenberg-Torey Krug
Matt Bartkowski-Johnny Boychuk

Tuukka Rask
Chad Johnson

Healthy scratches: Jordan Caron, Kevan Miller

Storylines: Kevan Miller is with the Bruins. Miller was recalled on an emergency basis because of injuries earlier this week to McQuaid and Torey Krug. Assuming Krug plays tonight, Miller should be the healthy scratch. Miller has never played an NHL road game … David Desharnais scored Montreal’s winning goal in the shootout last night. Desharnais also scored the game-tying goal at 19:23 of the third period … As usual, Montreal has been good on the power play. The Canadiens have scored on 23.8 percent of their power plays, fourth-best in the NH L… Possible scrappers include George Parros (37 penalty minutes), Brandon Prust (31), and Ryan White (25). Zdeno Chara and Milan Lucic have fought in consecutive games … Tim Peel and Dave Jackson will be the referees. Brad Kovachik and Matt MacPherson will be the linesmen.

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