Game 17: Blue Jackets at Bruins

Good morning from TD Garden, where the Bruins will be seeking their seventh straight win tonight against Columbus. The sad-sack Jackets are coming off a 4-2 loss to Minnesota.

Andrew Ference (lower body) and Daniel Paille (nose) are day-to-day. For now, we’ll assume the same lineup from Tuesday’s 4-3 win over New Jersey.

Puck drop: 7 p.m.

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

Records: Blue Jackets 3-13-1, Bruins 9-7-0

Projected Bruins lineup:

Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Tyler Seguin
Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Nathan Horton
Benoit Pouliot-Chris Kelly-Rich Peverley
Jordan Caron-Gregory Campbell-Shawn Thornton


Zdeno Chara-Johnny Boychuk
Dennis Seidenberg-Joe Corvo
Steven Kampfer-Adam McQuaid

Tuukka Rask
Tim Thomas

Healthy scratches: none

Storylines: The Bruins wrap up their five-game homestand tonight. This will be the 13th home game of the first 17 matches. Lots of road time for the Bruins later in the season as a result… Brad Marchand has scored four goals and five assists in the last six games… Want two good reasons why Columbus is the worst team in the league? Special teams. Power play is 28th overall (11.7 percent). Penalty kill is 29th (74.2)… Dennis LaRue and Dean Morton will be the referees. Jonny Murray and Dan Schachte will be the linesmen.


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