The Bruins, who have won five of their past six, will be ready for a team with everything to lose. "A team that's a desperate team is always a challenge," Bruins forward Chris Kelly said after the morning skate. "And we know that they're going to play desperate hockey. Whenever you lose four games in a row, and the expectations are extremely high like they are for that team, they're going to come out with their best game and we need to be ready for that."
The Canucks did not hold a morning skate. They flew in late Monday after a 2-0 road loss to the Detroit Red Wings.
Here are the projected lineups for both teams:
Notes: The Canucks won the first matchup of the season, 6-2, in Vancouver, a game that resulted in Ryan Kesler saying that Brad Marchand has "no class." ... This game marks the final one before for the break for Zdeno Chara, with the Bruins captain missing the games in St. Louis and at home against Ottawa to go early to Sochi, Russia, for the Olympics. He will serve as the flag bearer for Team Slovakia. ... The Canucks played last night in Detroit and did not skate this morning in Boston. ... The referees are Gord Dwyer and Wes McCauley. The linesmen are Andy McElman and Bryan Pancich."
"Looks to be #TuukkaTime tonight, with Tuukka Rask the first goalie off at morning skate ^CS"
Burrows is in the lineup. Hopefully Bergeron will have his fingers bandaged up for protection.