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Game 29 preview: Penguins at Bruins

Posted by Fluto Shinzawa, Globe Staff  December 7, 2013 10:35 AM

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Good morning from TD Garden, where the Bruins will play for the last time before starting a four-game road swing.

Johnny Boychuk will not play tonight because of a strained back. Boychuk was injured in the first period of Thursday’s 2-1 loss to Montreal when he was hit into the boards by Max Pacioretty. Boychuk will be out for 3-7 days. It’s possible Boychuk could miss the entire road trip.

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: Penguins 20-9-1, Bruins 18-8-2

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-Kevan Miller

Tuukka Rask
Chad Johnson

Healthy scratch: Jordan Caron

Storylines: Kevan Miller will play in his fourth career game. Miller was a healthy scratch against Montreal. Miller was brought up on emergency recall on Monday … Adam McQuaid (lower body) will miss his second straight game … Evgeni Malkin (lower body) will not play for the Penguins. Malkin did not travel to Boston with his teammates … Malkin joins an expansive list of injured Penguins. Other Pittsburgh players who are sidelined are Paul Martin, Rob Scuderi, Tanner Glass, Beau Bennett, Andrew Ebbett, and Tomas Vokoun … Pittsburgh has the best power play in the NHL (26.5 percent)… Brad Meier and Gord Dwyer will be the referees. Derek Amell and Andy McElman will be the linesmen.

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