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Projected lineups for Bruins, Blackhawks

Saturday, 10.15.2011 / 2:54 PM

By Brian Hedger - NHL.com Correspondent / At the Rink blog

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Projected lineups for Bruins, Blackhawks
Here is what the lineups could look like for tonight's battle between the defending Stanley Cup champions and the 2010 Cup champs, the Bruins and Blackhawks, at the United Center in Chicago (8:30 p.m. ET, NHLN-US).

BRUINS
Milan Lucic - Tyler Seguin - Nathan Horton
Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - Rich Peverley
Benoit Pouliot - Chris Kelly - Jordan Caron
Daniel Paille - Gregory Campbell - Shawn Thornton

Zdeno CharaJohnny Boychuk
Dennis Seidenberg - Joe Corvo
Andrew Ference - Matt Bartkowski
 
Tim Thomas will start in the goal, with Tuukka Rask as the backup.

BLACKHAWKS
Andrew Brunette - Jonathan Toews - Patrick Sharp
Daniel Carcillo - Patrick Kane - Marian Hossa
Bryan Bickell - Dave Bolland - Michael Frolik
Rostislav Olesz - Marcus Kruger - Jamal Mayers
 
Duncan Keith - Nick Leddy
Niklas Hjalmarsson - Brent Seabrook
Steve Montador- Sami Lepisto

Corey Crawford will be back in goal, with Ray Emery the backup.

Viktor Stalberg could make his season debut tonight. He took shifts in Hossa's spot on right wing on the Kane line, and at left wing in place of Olesz on the Kruger line.

Defenseman John Scott, a scratch for two of the Hawks' first three games, also could play tonight. He took shifts alongside Montador.

For more on the game, Dave Lozo had a great look at how the teams have had completely different experiences defending their titles. You can also check out the game preview here.
Quote of the Day

I remember the first time at Wrigley Field all of us had the long johns, the turtlenecks and the extra equipment because we were afraid of being cold. Halfway through the first period everybody's ripping everything off and we just ended up wearing what we would normally wear for a game at the United Center.

— Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp on the 2009 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic