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Without Lucic, Bruins Look to Keep Strong Play Going Against Flailing Habs

There will be none of this scowl tonight.
There will be none of this scowl tonight.

The Montreal Canadiens are without Jacque Martin. The Boston Bruins are without Milan Lucic.

Yet the rivalry goes on tonight in Boston, where the 13-13-7 Habs, losers of seven of their last ten, face off with the Bruins, who would have to look back to Tuesday, October 18th to count their last seven losses.

Lucic was suspended one game this morning for an illegal hit from behind on Philadelphia Flyers' winger Zac Rinaldo during the Bruins' 6-0 romp over the Broad Street Bullies on Saturday afternoon.

The Bruins are also uncertain about the statuses of Rich Peverley and Gregory Campbell, both of whom are battling nagging injuries. Campbell, who has missed the last three games with a foot injury, seems like he's likely to return, while Peverley - as good a candidate as any to replace Lucic on the David Krejci line - has been battling an undisclosed lower body injury all season. With Campbell likely back, the Bruins lineup should look something like this:

Tyler Seguin - Patrice Bergeron - Brad Marchand

Benoit Pouliot - David Krejci - Nathan Horton

Zach Hamill - Chris Kelly - Daniel Paille

Shawn Thornton - Gregory Campbell - Jordan Caron

Zdeno Chara - Johnny Boychuk

Dennis Seidenberg - Joe Corvo

Andrew Ference - Adam McQuaid

Tim Thomas

Tuukka Rask

Additionally, a free first round at the next Cup of Chowder meetup to whomever correctly picks the Bruins lines tonight first.