"It's only been five days since the Bruins last played the Capitals – a 4-2 Bruins loss – but they'll see them again tonight at the TD Garden, and both teams will look slightly different.
The Caps brought in goalie Jaroslav Halak to join Braden Holtby. Meanwhile, the Bruins added two defensemen, Andrej Meszaros and Corey Potter. Meszaros took part in morning skate, while Potter is expected to arrive this afternoon.
After this game, the Bruins head out on the road for three games, playing Tampa Bay, Florida, and Montreal.
Game time: 7 p.m.TV/Radio: NESN/98.5 The Sports Hub Records: Bruins 39-17-5, Capitals 29-24-10
Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Jarome Iginla
Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Reilly Smith
Chris Kelly-Carl Soderberg-Loui Eriksson
Daniel Paille-Gregory Campbell-Shawn Thornton
Zdeno Chara-Dougie Hamilton
Matt Bartkowski-Johnny Boychuk
Torey Krug-Kevan Miller
Notes: Loui Eriksson returns from a heel infection that sidelined him for Tuesday's game. ... Andrej Meszaros will wear No. 41. Corey Potter will wear No. 6. ... Bruins coach Claude Julien said that Meszaros will not play tonight. The team will work on getting him acquainted with the system that the Bruins play. ... The trio of Milan Lucic, David Krejci, and Jarome Iginla has a combined 32 points over the last eight games. ... The referees are Greg Kimmerly and Mike Leggo. The linesmen are Michel Cormier and Brian Murphy."
Loui said he cut his heel in Sochi (getting into a cold tub); started to get infected the last couple days, but it's healing up now. Julien said Loui good to go tonight
Meszaros not in the lineup tonight; will get acclimated with team, adjust to system.
Looks to be #TuukkaTime tonight, as Rask is the first goalie off. ^CS
John Erskine is ailing and won't play tonight. Cameron Schilling is en route from Hershey and is expected to play tonight in Boston. #Caps
Adam Oates announces Braden Holtby will start in net tonight for Washington"