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Bruins line pairings for Sunday tilt with Habs

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Bruins line pairings for Sunday tilt with Habs

By Joe Haggerty
CSNNE.com Bruins InsiderFollow @hackswithhaggs
HALIFAX Here are the forward lines for the Bruins in their first of two consecutive tilts against the Montreal Canadiens on Canadian soil. The first will be played at the Halifax Metro Centre home rink of Brad Marchand, who grew up in the suburbs of Halifax a mere 15 minute drive away.It will also be the first appearancesfor Nathan Horton, Gregory Campbell and Joe Corvo during thepreseason after the B's took things cautiously with Horton. "Nathan is more of a we just wanted tomake sure he felt comfortable with everything else --and he could have played probably other games. This time of year youre going to be more cautious than youre going to be risky. Gregory Campbell is playing his first game tonight as well. And Joe Corvo didnt pull a groin, just had a tight groin so we pulled him back," said Claude Julien. "We pulled David Krejci back with post-game issues. "So were really being cautious but for Nathan Horton Horty its probably more special because he didnt get a chance to finish off that last round. For him to come back is going to be pretty exciting for him. Im looking forward to that and I think hes looking forward to it as well."Interesting to see what Tyler Seguin will do with Caron and Horton on either side of him, and what Sauve can accomplish as a speedy fore-checker paired with Thornton and Campbell. Hell get to prove how versatile he can be if called upon to fill a role in Boston this season. Here are the lines:

Caron Seguin Horton
Sauve Campbell Thornton
Paille Whitfield Clark
Marchand Hamill Pouliot

Chara Corvo
Kampfer McKelvie
Warsofsky McQuaid

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Morning Skate: Can BU's Keller break through with Coyotes?

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Morning Skate: Can BU's Keller break through with Coyotes?

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading while watching the worlds of sports and politics collide this weekend.

-- Can former Boston University standout Clayton Keller become the NHL’s newest rookie sensation for the Arizona Coyotes? The skills and the skating are certainly there, but we’ll have to see if he can remain in one piece all season with a middling team around him.

-- PHT writer Cam Tucker has Kris Letang returning to the Penguins on Sunday. It still blows my mind that Pittsburgh was able to win the Cup without him in its lineup last spring.

-- Speaking of the Penguins, they say they will accept the White House invitation to visit after last year’s Cup win, and offer a pretty non-committal statement about what’s going on in the other three major sports right now.

-- It was a tremendously successful opening of Little Caesar’s Arena for the Detroit Red Wings last night as they stomped the Bruins in preseason action.

-- The Maple Leafs' Nazem Kadri is out to prove that last season wasn’t a one-year wonder.

-- For something completely different: Good to see another Stoneham guy getting some accolades for a dead-on impersonation.