Game 38: Hurricanes at Bruins preview

Good morning from TD Garden, where the Bruins will play the Hurricanes tonight in the first of two meetings this week.

The Bruins will have a different lineup than the one they featured at the start of Saturday’s game against Montreal. The only line that didn’t change during the 2-1 loss to the Canadiens was the power line of Milan Lucic, David Krejci, and Nathan Horton. Krejci and Co. should be together again tonight.

It’s possible that Chris Kelly could return tonight. Kelly hasn’t played since March 11.

Puck drop: 7 p.m.


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

Records: Hurricanes 16-19-2, Bruins 24-9-4

Projected Bruins lineup:

Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Nathan Horton
Brad Marchand-Gregory Campbell-Jaromir Jagr
Daniel Paille-Chris Kelly-Tyler Seguin
Kaspars Daugavins-Rich Peverley-Shawn Thornton

Zdeno Chara-Dougie Hamilton
Matt Bartkowski-Dennis Seidenberg
Andrew Ference-Johnny Boychuk

Tuukka Rask
Anton Khudobin

Healthy scratches: Aaron Johnson, Jay Pandolfo, Jordan Caron, Wade Redden

Storylines: Tyler Seguin should start on the third line. Seguin practiced with Daniel Paille and Chris Kelly yesterday. The line should be able to use its speed to generate chances… For now, Jaromir Jagr will not play with countryman David Krejci. The Bruins do not want to break up Lucic-Krejci-Horton just yet… The Bruins have three games in four nights. They are scheduled to travel to New Jersey tomorrow… Carolina’s special teams are struggling: third-worst power play and third-worst penalty kill in the league. The Hurricanes are doubtful to qualify for the postseason… Dave Jackson and Ian Walsh will be the referees. Mark Shewchyk and Steve Miller will be the linesmen.

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