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Bruins looking to take 2-0 series lead against Flyers in Game 2

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The Bruins will try to go up 2-0 in their Eastern Conference Semifinal series with the Philadelphia Flyers when they take the ice for Game 2 tonight at TD Garden (7:00, Versus). The hometown team took Game 1 over Philly 5-4 in overtime on Saturday afternoon. The B's blew a 2-goal lead late in the third period, but Marc Savard found the back of the net in overtime to cap off his return to the ice in grand fashion. The B's hope to carry the momentum from that moment into Game 2 tonight. Meanwhile, the Flyers would love to split the first two games before heading to Philly for Games 3 and 4.

Probable Starting Goaltenders:


Tuukka Rask

#40 / Goalie / Boston Bruins

6-3

169

Mar 10, 1987




GP MIN W L GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
Playoffs- Tuukka Rask 7
459
5
2 18
2.36 229
211
.921 0


Brian Boucher

#33 / Goalie / Philadelphia Flyers

6-2

200

Jan 02, 1977



GP MIN W L GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
Playoffs - Brian Boucher 6 376
4 2 13 2.07 180 167
.928 1

Projected Lines & D-Pairs:

Boston (based on the morning skate per Fluto Shinzawa of Boston.com)

Daniel Paille
Patrice Bergeron
Mark Recchi
Milan Lucic
David Krejci
Miroslav Satan
Vladimir Sobotka
Marc Savard
Michael Ryder
Blake Wheeler
Steve Begin
Shawn Thornton
Zdeno Chara
Johnny Boychuk
Matt Hunwick
Dennis Wideman
Andrew Ference
Adam McQuaid

Philadelphia (based on Game 1)

Dan Carcillo
Mike Richards
Claude Giroux
Scott Hartnell
Danny Briere
Ville Leino
James van Riemsdyk
Jared Ross
Arron Asham
Andreas Nodl
Blair Betts
Darroll Powe
Matt Carle
Chris Pronger
Kimmo Timonen
Braydon Coburn
Ryan Parent
Lukas Krajicek

Injury Report

Boston

Out for the Playoffs (and longer): Marco Sturm (torn ACL & MCL)

Out for the Series: Dennis Seidenberg (wrist)

Could Return Later in the Series: Mark Stuart (finger)

Philadelphia

Out for the Series: Ian Laperriere (brain contusion and concussion), Ray Emery (hip), & Jeff Carter (foot).

Could Return Later in Series: Simon Gagne (toe) & Michael Leighton (ankle)

Series Recap

Bruins lead Series 1-0


Final - 5.1.2010 1 2 3 OT Total
Philadelphia Flyers 0 2 2 0 4
Boston Bruins 2 1 1 1 5

Complete Coverage >


Recaps of Game 1: [Stanley Cup of Chowder] [Broad Street Hockey]] [Boston Globe]

Notes:

- The Bruins will be without Marco Sturm for the rest of the playoffs and a large portion of next season after the veteran winger tore his ACL & MCL in his left knee during the first shift of Saturday's game.

- Mark Stuart skated in the morning skate today for the first time since being put on the shelf with a infection in his finger. Stuart is not expected to play tonight.

- Shawn Thornton skated on the right wing on the 4th line with Blake Wheeler and Steve Begin during the morning skate.

- If you bet $100 on the money line for every Philadelphia Flyers game this season including the playoffs, you would be in the hole $1,202.

- Comcast SportsNet New England will air a post game show immediately following tonight's game (which will air on Versus). Michael Felger of 98.5 The Sports Hub, Former Bruin and current Harvard head coach Ted Donato, Joe Haggerty of CSNNE, Joe Beninati of Versus, and former B's goalie Reggie Lemelin are all scheduled to make appearances.

- For more on Game 2, check out Broad Street Hockey

- Tonight's game starts at 7:00 with the Public Skate open thread getting underway right here at 6:30.

Proof that Flyers Fans are Morons: