Game 41 preview: Predators at Bruins

It might be snowy outside, but the Bruins are doing their best to get ready for Thursday’s game against the Nashville Predators at the TD Garden, which is on target to be played.

They’ll have some new/old faces on the ice tonight, with Dougie Hamilton and Carl Soderberg slated to make their returns from injuries. They’ll also have Niklas Svedberg — who was called up this morning — in net, making his NHL debut.

Svedberg was supposed to get the start on Saturday in Ottawa, but that was wiped out after too many injuries resulted in not enough space on the roster for the goalie. But he’s back in Boston, as the Bruins are eager to get a look at him with some struggles of late for Chad Johnson.


Game time: 7 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN/98.5 The Sports Hub

Records: Bruins 26-12-2, Predators 18-18-4

Projected lineups:

Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Jarome Iginla
Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Reilly Smith
Carl Soderberg-Ryan Spooner-Matt Fraser
Daniel Paille-Gregory Campbell-Jordan Caron

Zdeno Chara-Johnny Boychuk
Matt Bartkowski-Dougie Hamilton
Torey Krug-Adam McQuaid

Niklas Svedberg
Tuukka Rask

Notes: Kevan Miller will be the healthy scratch defenseman tonight, according to coach Claude Julien. … The Bruins have lost their last two consecutive games, to Ottawa and the Islanders. They have not lost three consecutive games yet this season. … Starting with the Nashville game tonight, the Bruins will play their next five games – and eight of their next nine – against the Western Conference, including a three-game trip to California. … The referees are Jean Hebert and Dan O’Rourke. The linesmen are Lonnie Cameron and Mark Wheler.

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