Teravainen back in lineup, Bickell out as Blackhawks face Bruins

Teravainen back in lineup, Bickell out as Blackhawks face Bruins

March 27, 2014, 12:00 pm
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Teuvo Teravainen will be back in the lineup and Corey Crawford will start when the Chicago Blackhawks play the Boston Bruins tonight at TD Garden.

Bryan Bickell (upper body) skated this morning with the team but is out for tonight. Coach Joel Quenneville said he was unsure if Bickell would be ready to play on Friday night vs. the Ottawa Senators.

For Teravainen, his second NHL game won’t be nearly as daunting as his first. Still, the 19-year-old had a solid debut that included winning all seven of the faceoffs he took.

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“This one should be easier now. No nervous, no anything,” said Teravainen, who once again skated with Ben Smith and Brandon Saad, his roommate on the road. “I’ll just go and play my hockey and try to help the team.”

The Blackhawks will face a Bruins team that’s been stellar as of late. Boston has gone 12-0-1 in their last 13 games, and that one blemish was a shootout loss to Montreal on Monday.

“It’s a good test for us,” Quenneville said. “These guys are on an amazing stretch and it’s important to see how we stack up. They play the right way, they’re deep and they’re strong in all aspects of their game. You have to be ready every shift because they do everything right.”

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Crawford will be going for his 30th victory of the season tonight. If/when he gets it, it will be the third time in his last four seasons he’s won 30 or more.