Game 53: Sharks at Bruins

Good morning from TD Garden, where the Bruins will host the Sharks this afternoon. After losing six straight to begin January, San Jos has claimed 13 of 14 points in th last seven games.

The Bruins will be without Daniel Paille today and for the three following games. Paille was tagged with a four-game suspension for his blindside hit on Raymond Sawada on Thursday.

Today will be Zach Hamill’s season debut. Hamill is expected to center the third line.

Puck drop: 1 p.m.

Record: Sharks 27-19-7, Bruins 30-15-7

TV/radio info: NESN (Jack Edwards, Andy Brickley, Naoko Funayama), 98.5 The Sports Hub (Dave Goucher, Bob Beers)

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Projected lineup:

Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Nathan Horton
Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Mark Recchi
Blake Wheeler-Zach Hamill-Michael Ryder
Shawn Thornton-Gregory Campbell-Tyler Seguin

Zdeno Chara-Steven Kampfer
Dennis Seidenberg-Johnny Boychuk
Andrew Ference-Adam McQuaid

Tim Thomas
Tuukka Rask

Healthy scratches: Mark Stuart

Storylines: Marc Savard and agent Larry Kelly are meeting with GM Peter Chiarelli today. It is another checkpoint in declaring Savard’s season over… The Sharks have the league’s fourth-best power play (22.8 percent)… Today will be Zdeno Chara’s 900th game… Gord Dwyer and Dennis LaRue will be the referees. Derek Amell and Steve Barton will be the linesmen.

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