Game 23 preview: Hurricanes at Bruins

Good morning. We’re at TD Garden, where the Bruins will be taking on the Hurricanes in a Saturday matinee game that doesn’t quite have the cachet of the Bruins-Blues game from Thursday.

These two teams met on Monday in Carolina, with the Bruins taking a 4-1 win over the Hurricanes. The Hurricanes come to Boston on a three-game losing streak.

Adam McQuaid remains out of the lineup, which means that Kevan Miller will be in for another game. The Bruins were impressed with Miller’s play on Thursday, and he is a good replacement as a stay-at-home defenseman in place of McQuaid.


Game time: 1 p.m.

TV/Radio: NHL Network/NESN/98.5 The Sports Hub

Records: Bruins 14-6-2, Hurricanes 8-10-4

Projected lineups:

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

Zdeno Chara-Dougie Hamilton
Matt Bartkowski-Johnny Boychuk
Torey Krug-Kevan Miller

Chad Johnson
Tuukka Rask

Notes: Dennis Seidenberg is still not skating. He’s likely to be out both today and for Monday’s game. … The Bruins are 6-1-2 in their last nine games, and 5-0-2 in their last seven games at the TD Garden. … Carolina leads the NHL with a 57.5 faceoff win percentage in November. They have won the faceoff battle in each of their last 10 games, all of them coming since Manny Malhotra debuted with the club. … Marc Joannette and Mike Leggo will be the referees. The linesmen are Tony Sericolo and Mark Shewchyk.

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