Game 3 preview: Blackhawks at Bruins

Good morning from TD Garden, where the Bruins will look to take a 2-1 series lead tonight over the Blackhawks.

The Bruins are not expected to make any lineup changes. Their third line will most likely be Daniel Paille, Chris Kelly, and Tyler Seguin. The third line combined on both goals in Game 2.

Chicago could make changes. Viktor Stalberg, a healthy scratch in Games 1 and 2, could be back in tonight. The Blackhawks could also shuffle their defensive pairings. For now, we’ll assume it’s the same lineup as Game 2, and update after Chicago’s morning skate.


Puck drop: 8 p.m.

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

Records: Blackhawks 1-1, Bruins 1-1

Projected Blackhawks lineup:

Brandon Saad-Jonathan Toews-Marian Hossa
Patrick Sharp-Michal Handzus-Patrick Kane
Bryan Bickell-Dave Bolland-Andrew Shaw
Brandon Bollig-Marcus Kruger-Michael Frolik

Duncan Keith-Brent Seabrook
Johnny Oduya-Niklas Hjalmarsson
Nick Leddy-Michal Rozsival

Corey Crawford
Ray Emery

Healthy scratches: Daniel Carcillo, Jamal Mayers, Viktor Stalberg, Ben Smith, Ryan Stanton

Projected Bruins lineup:

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

Zdeno Chara-Dennis Seidenberg
Andrew Ference-Johnny Boychuk
Torey Krug-Adam McQuaid

Tuukka Rask
Anton Khudobin

Healthy scratches: Matt Bartkowski, Dougie Hamilton, Wade Redden, Aaron Johnson, Carl Soderberg, Jay Pandolfo, Jordan Caron

Storylines: The Bruins’ defensemen were actively pinching in Game 2. Andrew Ference pinched down the right-side wall on Patrick Sharp, which led to the turnover behind the net. Chris Kelly scored moments later. Adam McQuaid held the right point prior to Daniel Paille’s winning goal. Expect that to continue in Game 3… Neither team practiced Sunday. Both clubs used it as a travel day to fly to Boston… The top prospects eligible for the 2013 draft later this month will tour the dressing rooms at the Garden this morning. It’s unclear whether Seth Jones or Nathan MacKinnon will be the first pick when the draft takes place in Newark on June 30… Chris Rooney and Brad Watson will be the referees. Shane Heyer and Brian Murphy will be the linesmen.

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