Game 2: Bruins at Canucks

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Good morning from Rogers Arena, where the Bruins will look to tie the series at 1-1 tonight.

No lineup changes are expected for the Bruins. The Canucks could have two new players in tonight’s lineup.

Manny Malhotra could make his playoff debut. Malhotra has missed the entire postseason because a left eye injury. Malhotra practiced yesterday at the University of British Columbia.

Former Bruin Andrew Alberts could play tonight in place of Dan Hamhuis, who suffered a leg injury in the second period of Game 2. Hamhuis didn’t practice yesterday and is considered day-to-day.


Puck drop: 8 p.m. EST

Record: Bruins 0-1, Canucks 1-0

TV/radio info: NBC (Mike Emrick, Ed Olczyk, Pierre McGuire), 98.5 The Sports Hub (Dave Goucher, Bob Beers)

Projected Bruins lineup:

Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Nathan Horton
Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Mark Recchi
Michael Ryder-Chris Kelly-Tyler Seguin
Daniel Paille-Gregory Campbell-Rich Peverley

Zdeno Chara-Dennis Seidenberg
Andrew Ference-Johnny Boychuk
Tomas Kaberle-Adam McQuaid

Tim Thomas
Tuukka Rask

Healthy scratches: Shawn Thornton, Shane Hnidy, Steven Kampfer

Projected Canucks lineup:

Daniel Sedin-Henrik Sedin-Alex Burrows
Christopher Higgins-Ryan Kesler-Mason Raymond
Raffi Torres-Maxim Lapierre-Jannik Hansen
Jeff Tambellini-Manny Malhotra-Victor Oreskovich

Alexander Edler-Sami Salo
Aaron Rome-Kevin Bieksa
Andrew Alberts-Christian Ehrhoff

Roberto Luongo
Cory Schneider

Storylines: The Bruins are 12-30 all-time in seven-game serise when they’ve lost Game 1… Rich Peverley should be getting some shifts on the second line. Peverley was the fourth forward on the line in practice yesterday… The Bruins are not skating this morning… Dan O’Halloran and Kelly Sutherland will be the referees. Jay Sharrers and Jean Morin will be the linesmen. O’Halloran was one of the referees who called a penalty-free match in Game 7 against Tampa Bay. Then again, Stephen Walkom, O’Halloran’s partner that night, was at the whistle in the Game 1 penalty-fest.


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