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Game 49 preview: Kings at Bruins

Posted by Fluto Shinzawa, Globe Staff  January 20, 2014 01:03 PM

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Good afternoon from TD Garden, where the Bruins will host the Kings. It will be a rematch of their meeting earlier this month. Los Angeles beat the Bruins, 4-2.

The Bruins are coming off a 3-2 shootout loss to Chicago yesterday at the United Center. The Bruins were satisfied with everything save for the outcome. They have points in their last two games, including a 4-2 road win over Dallas on Thursday.

Adam McQuaid, who missed all of the third period with an undisclosed injury, will not play today. Zach Trotman, recalled on an emergency basis yesterday, will play in his second career NHL game. Trotman had to travel from Glens Falls, N.Y., to Ottawa for his NHL debut.

Puck drop: 3 p.m.

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

Records: Kings 29-14-6, Bruins 30-15-3

Projected Bruins lineup:

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

Zdeno Chara-Johnny Boychuk
Matt Bartkowski-Kevan Miller
Torey Krug-Zach Trotman

Tuukka Rask
Chad Johnson

Healthy scratch: Jordan Caron

Storylines: The Kings have changed backup goalies since their last meeting with the Bruins. LA traded Ben Scrivens to Edmonton for a 2014 third-round pick. Martin Jones, who excelled during Quick’s absence because of a groin injury, is now the full-time backup. Jones is yet another ex-Monarch to develop the right way in Manchester… Dougie Hamilton will miss his fourth straight game because of a concussion… This will be the eighth time in the last nine games the Bruins play a Western Conference opponent. The Bruins are 4-2-1 against the Western teams during this stretch… Brad Marchand brings a three-game goal-scoring streak into this afternoon. Marchand scored twice yesterday and added a shootout goal… Chris Lee and Greg Kimmerly will be the referees. Brian Murphy and Derek Nansen will be the linesmen.

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