Morning briefing

CHICAGO — Good morning from the United Center, where the Bruins will take on the Blackhawks. Puck drop is at 8:30 p.m. EST.

* Chicago is gunning for its third straight shutout. The Blackhawks blanked the Blues and Lightning in their last two games.

* Mark Stuart (sternum) has been placed on injured reserve. The Bruins have 22 players on their active roster. Stuart is not in a body cast.

* Don’t expect much on the power play. The Bruins have the league’s best penalty kill (86.2 percent). The Blackhawks have the second-best PK (85.5 percent).

* Tim Peel and Francois St. Laurent will be the referees. Mark Pare and Bryan Pancich will be the linesmen.

Advertisement
Close
Ski season updates, free from the Boston Globe.
Get the Globe's free newsletter, It's All Downhill, for the latest from the slopes.
Thanks for signing up!