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Game 68 preview: Wild at Bruins

Posted by Amalie Benjamin  March 17, 2014 12:29 PM

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The Bruins will attempt to do something tonight they've never done before: Beat the Wild at the TD Garden. The Wild have won all six games against the Bruins in Boston. In fact, the Bruins are just 2-10-0 lifetime against Minnesota.

But the Bruins are also on an eight-game winning streak, and they are trying their best not to get complacent.

"You know, this isn't our best," coach Claude Julien said earlier. "Trust me, it's not our best. When you look at the scoring chances you give, when you look at some of the breakdowns, it's nice to win some games, but you have to remember sometimes your goaltender does a pretty nice job of bailing you out.

"To us, we're good right now, don't get me wrong. I'm not saying we're playing bad, we're playing well. But I think there is still a lot of room for improvement here if we expect to go a long way in the playoffs, we're going to have to be better than what we are right now. So to me, that's not peaking."

Game time: 7:30 p.m.

TV/Radio: NBC Sports Network/TSN2/98.5 The Sports Hub

Records: Bruins 45-17-5, Wild 35-22-10

Projected lineups:

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

Zdeno Chara-Dougie Hamilton
Matt Bartkowski-Andrej Meszaros
Torey Krug-Kevan Miller

Tuukka Rask
Chad Johnson

Notes: The Wild are battling for a playoff spot in the West. They are at 80 points, and holding down the first wild-card spot. ... The Bruins' eight-game winning streak is their longest since November of 2011. ... The Bruins head out on the road after the game and play at New Jersey Tuesday. ... Jarome Iginla is playing in his 1,300th game tonight, making him the fifth active player to reach that milestone, along with Jaromir Jagr, Teemu Selanne, Ray Whitney, and Shane Doan, who got there on Thursday vs. Boston. ... The referees are Ghislain Hebert and Francois St. Laurent. The linesmen are Shane Heyer and Tony Sericolo.

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