GDT: ECF Game 3 Penguins at Bruins 6/5/13
posted at 6/5/2013 1:00 PM EDT
By Fluto Shinzawa, Globe Staff
Good morning from TD Garden, where the Bruins could put the Eastern Conference Final on lockdown tonight by grabbing a 3-0 series lead. The Bruins have claimed the first two games for the second straight round.
No lineup changes are expected for the Bruins. The Bruins didn’t practice Tuesday upon their return from Pittsburgh.
In contrast, lineup changes are in order for the Penguins. Marc-Andre Fleury should be in goal. Tomas Vokoun didn’t do much to earn a third straight start.
Puck drop: 8 p.m.
TV/radio info: NBC (Mike Emrick, Ed Olczyk, Pierre McGuire), 98.5 The Sports Hub (Dave Goucher, Bob Beers)
Records: Penguins 0-2, Bruins 2-0
Projected Penguins lineup:
Chris Kunitz-Sidney Crosby-Pascal Dupuis
Jarome Iginla-Evgeni Malkin-James Neal
Matt Cooke-Brandon Sutter-Brenden Morrow
Tanner Glass-Joe Vitale-Craig Adams
Brooks Orpik-Paul Martin
Matt Niskanen-Kris Letang
Douglas Murray-Deryk Engelland
Healthy scratches: Mark Eaton, Tyler Kennedy, Jussi Jokinen, Dustin Jeffrey, Beau Bennett, Robert Bortuzzo, Simon Despres
Projected Bruins lineup:
Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Nathan Horton
Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Jaromir Jagr
Rich Peverley-Chris Kelly-Tyler Seguin
Daniel Paille-Gregory Campbell-Shawn Thornton
Zdeno Chara-Dennis Seidenberg
Andrew Ference-Johnny Boychuk
Torey Krug-Adam McQuaid
Healthy scratches: Matt Bartkowski, Dougie Hamilton, Aaron Johnson, Kaspars Daugavins, Carl Soderberg, Jay Pandolfo
Storylines: The Bruins are 6 for 6 on the penalty kill. They have given Pittsburgh’s deadly power play nothing. The Bruins have been aggressive on the puck in all three zones … David Krejci and Nathan Horton have scored goals in the first two games. The Penguins have had no answer for the Bruins’ first line… None of Pittsburgh’s star players has logged a point. The only players on the scoresheet: Brandon Sutter, Matt Cooke, and Paul Martin … Marc Joannette and Dan O’Rourke will be the referees. Brian Murphy and Steve Barton will be the linesmen.