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Game 5 preview: Bruins at Blackhawks

CHICAGO – Good morning from the United Center, where the Bruins will look to grab a 3-2 series lead.

The Bruins might change their fourth line. Carl Soderberg took shifts on the fourth line in practice yesterday. Kaspars Daugavins was on the spare line.

However, Daugavins took the first shift on the fourth line during the morning skate. We will have to wait until warmups to determine tonight’s lineup.

Puck drop: 8 p.m. ET

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

Records: Bruins 2-2, Blackhawks 2-2


Projected Blackhawks lineup:

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

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

Corey Crawford
Ray Emery

Healthy scratches: Daniel Carcillo, Jamal Mayers, Brandon Bollig, 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: Marian Hossa didn’t participate in today’s morning skate. Jamal Mayers took Hossa’s shifts on the second line. Joel Quenneville said Hossa will play tonight. Hossa didn’t skate prior to Game 4. Hossa also stayed off the ice yesterday… Jaromir Jagr didn’t skate this morning. Jagr has taken the option not to skate earlier in the playoffs… The Bruins went 2 for 5 on the power play in Game 4. Rich Peverley and Patrice Bergeron scored five-on-four goals… Chris Rooney and Brad Watson will be the referees. Shane Heyer and Brian Murphy will be the linesmen.


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